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BINDING LIST JUL 2 1924. 




(LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL. J 



SURVEY OF LONDON 



ISSUED BY THE JOINT PUBLISHING COMMITTEE 

REPRESENTING THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL 

AND THE LONDON SURVEY COMMITTEE 

UNDER THE GENERAL EDITORSHIP OF 

SIR JAMES BIRD (for the Council] 
PHILIP NORMAN (for the Survey Committee] 



VOLUME VII 



THE PARISH OF CHELSEA (PART III) | a s- 7 



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PUBLISHED FOR THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL, BY B. T. BATSFORD, LTD., 

94, HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON. 






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THE OLD CHURCH, CHELSEA, BEING 
THE SEVENTH VOLUME OF THE 
SURVEY OF LONDON. BY WALTER 
H. GODFREY, F.S.A., MEMBER OF 
THE LONDON SURVEY COMMITTEE 






JOINT Pt 'BUSHING COMMITTEE REPRESENTING THE LONDON COl'NTY 
COINCII, AM) THK LONDON Sl'KVF.Y COMMITTEE. 



Chairman. 
'E. L. MEINERTZHAGEN. 



M embers appointed by the Council. 

GRANVILLE-SMITH, R. W. MEINERTZHAGEN, E. L. 

JOHNSON, W. C. TAYLOR, ANDREW T. 



Members appointed by the London Survey Committee. 

GODFKKY, WALTER H. NORMAN, PHILIP. 

LOVELL, PERCY. 



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MEMBERS OF THE LONDON SURVEY COMMITTEE DURING THE 
PERIOD OF THE WORK. 

THE FORMER PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMITTEE WERE 

THE LATE LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A. 

THE LATE RT. HON. AND RT. REV. DR. CREIGHTON, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON. 

President. 
THE RT. HON. THE EARL CURZON OF KEDLESTON, K.G., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., F.R.S. 



The Rt. Hon. LORD ABER- 

DARE, Of DUFFRYN, D.L. 

Miss E. J. ADAMS. 

The BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. 

The SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES 

OF LONDON 

WILLIAM SUMNER APPLETON. 
The ROYAL INSTITUTE OF 

BRITISH ARCHITECTS. 
The SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS. 
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION. 
The ATHEN^UM. 
JOHN AVERY, F.C.A., F.S.S. 

E. BURRELL BAGGALLAY. 
J. S. BAINES. 

F. A. BARRETT. 
BOYLSTON A. BEAL. 
J. F. ADAMS BECK. 

The BERMONDSEY PUBLIC LI- 
BRARIES. 

The Ven. ARCHDEACON 
HENRY E. J. BEVAN. 

HENRY FORBES BIGELOW. 

ARTHUR L. BILHAM. 

HARRY W. BIRKS. [BRARY. 

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL Li- 

The BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE. 

REGINALD BLUNT. 

ARTHUR BONNER, F.S.A. 

E. W. BROOKS. 

A. HERVE BROWNING. 

The WORSHIPFUL COMPANY 
OF CARPENTERS. 

Miss A. G. E. CARTHEW. 

W. J. CHECKLEY. 

The CHELSEA BOOK CLUB. 

The CHELSEA ELECTRICITY 
SUPPLY Co. 



Honorary Members. 

TheCHELSEAPuBLIC LlBRARY. 

CHISWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
Sir CYRIL S. COBB, K.B.E., 

M.V.O., M.P. 

E. C. COLQUHOUN. [BRARY. 
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Li- 
The CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. 
WILLIAM W. CORDINGLEY. 
LADY COURTNEY. 
The Rt. Hon. the EARL OF 

CRAWFORD, F.S.A. 
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QUESS OF CREWE, K.G. 
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The Rt. Hon. the EARL 

FERRERS, F.S.A. 
LENNARD W. FORSYTH. 
Sir GEORGE JAMES FRAMPTON, 

R.A., F.S.A. 

FULHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
Miss AGNES GARRETT. 
ERNEST G. GILLICK. 
RICHARD L. GIVEEN. 
W. S. GODFREY. [K.C.V.O. 
Sir RICKMAN J. GODLEE, BT., 
The GOLDSMITHS' LIBRARY, 

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. 
Sir ALBERT G R AY,K.C.B.,K.C. 
Miss I. I. GREAVES. 
HUBERT J. GREENWOOD, J.P. 



The late Maj.-Gen. Sir COLE- 
RIDGE GROVE, K.C.B. 

The GUILDHALL LIBRARY. 

HACKNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

RICHARD WALDEN HALE. 

EDWIN T. HALL, F.R.I.B.A. 

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LIBRARY. 

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ARTHUR F. HILL. 

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T. F. HOBSON, M.A., F.S.A. 

VICTOR TYLSTON HODGSON. 

J. J. HOLDSWORTH. 

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E. J. HORNIMAN, J.P. 

Miss Lois L. HOWE. 

CONSTANT HUNTINGTON. 

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WORTH. 

Miss EDITH F. INDERWICK. 

Rt. Hon. VISCOUNT IVEAGH, 
K.P., G.C.V.O., F.R.S. 

The late EDWARD TYRREL 
JAQUES. 

GILBERT JENKINS. 

PHILIP M. JOHNSTON, F.S.A., 
F.R.I.B.A. 

C. H. F. KlNDERMAN. 

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F.R. HIST. S. 

C. L. KlNGSFORD. 

LADY LAURENCE. 
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Honorary Members and Subscribers continued. 



The Rt. Hon. LORD LEVKR- 

HUI.MI , F.R.G.S. 
H. \V. L,:\V.K, F.S.A. 
OWEN C. LITTLE. 
The LONDON LIBRARY. 
Dr. G. B. LONGSTAI i . 
MARY COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 
M \\CHKSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
The MANCHESTER SOCIETY 01 

ARCHITECTS. 

\\II.I.1AM McGREGOR. 

Mrs. JOHN MARKOE. 

Miss B. A. MEINERTZHAGEN. 

The METROPOLITAN PUBLIC 

GARDENS ASSOCIATION. 
Mrs. M. H. MOLLER. 
G. VAUGHAN MORGAN. 
Major K. VAUGHAN MORGAN. 
Mrs. JOHN H. MORRISON. 
JOHN MURRAY, F.R.I.B.A. 
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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
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*A. H. BLAKE, M.A. 
*J. W. BLOE. 
*W. W. BRAINES, B.A. 

(Lend.). 

*A. E. BULLOCK, A.R.I.B.A. 

G. H. C KETTLE. 

*A. W. CLAPHAM, F.S.A. 
GEORGE CLINCH, F.G.S., 

F.S.A. (Scot.). 
A. O. COLLARD, F.R.I.B.A. 
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*H. W. FINCHAM, F.S.A. 
MATT. GARBUTT, F.R.I.B.A. 
Mrs. ERNEST GODMAN, 

A.R.E. 

T. FRANK GREEN, A.R.I.B.A 
EDWIN GUNN, A.R.I.B.A. 
OSBORN C. HILLS, F.R.I.B.A 
PHILIP S. HUDSON, A.R.I.B.A, 

* Denotes those who have 

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Mr-. ROBERT NORMAN. 

NOTTINGHAM SCHOOL OK ART. 

The Rev. J. P. NOYES. 

VERB L. OLIVER. 

OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE C 

F. W. PETERS. [DELPHIA. 

The FREE LIBRARY OF PHILA- 

Mrs. \Y. WILTON PHIPPS. 

F. W. PLAT.. 

ARNOLD DANVERS POWER. 

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F. W. PROCTER. 

The PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. 

COLIN E. READER. 

Miss JULIET RECKITT. 

The REFORM CLUB. 

The VISCOUNTESS RHONDDA. 

Mrs. F. L. W. RICHARDSON. 

SHOREDITCH PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

SIGN COLLEGE. 

Mrs. VERNON SMITH. 

A. G. SNELGROVE. 

W. J. SONGHURST. 

H. C. SOTHERAN. 

Active Members. 
T. GORDON JACKSON, Licen- 
tiate R.I.B.A. 
MAX JUDGE. 
*P. K. KIPPS, A.R.I.B.A. 

W. B. LlEBERT. 

GILBERT H. LOVEGROVE, 
F.R.I.B.A. 

*ERNEST A. MANN, Licen- 
tiate R.I.B.A. 

W. MONK, R.E. 

"SYDNEY NEWCOMBE. 

*E. C. NISBET, Lie. R.I.B.A. 

*ROBERT PEARSALL. 

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*FRANCIS R. TAYLOR, Licen- 
tiate R.I.B.A. 



SOUTH WARK PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
Rt. Hon. LORD STERNDALE. 
The STOKE NEWINGTON 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
R. T. D. STONEHAM. 
R. CLIPSTON STURGIS. 
T. SLINGSBY TANNER. 
J. F. TUDSBERY. 
1 1 \MILTON H. TURNER. 
LIUIS HUTU WALTERS. 
Sir SAMUEL WARING. 
A. GRAYSTON WARREN. 
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 

WASHINGTON. 

WEST HAM PUBLIC LIBRARY. 
Mrs. WESTLAKE. 
The CITY OF WESTMINSTER 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES. 
Mr,. WHARRIE. 
J. BARRINGTON WHITE. 
WHITELANDS COLLEGE. 
Miss M. J. WILDE. 
JOHN E. YERBURY. 
KEITH D. YOUNG, F.R.I.B.A. 



*GEORGE TROTMAN, M.S.A. 
Miss E. M. B. WARREN. 
*W. A. WEBB, A.R.I.B.A. 
MORTIMER WHEELER, D.LiTT. 
W. WONNACOTT, A.R.I.B.A. 
*E. L. WRATTEN, A.R.I.B.A. 
*EDWARD YATES. 
*W. PLOMER YOUNG. 
*PHILIP NORMAN, F.S.A., 

LL.D., Hon. Editor of 

the Committee. 
*WALTER H. GODFREY, F.S.A. 

Hon. Assist. Editor of the 

Committee. 

E. L. MEtNERTZHAGEN, J.P., 

Hon. Treasurer of the 
Committee. 

*PERCY W. LOVELL, B.A., 
A.R.I.B.A., Secretary of 
the Committee, 27 Abing- 
don Street, S.W. i. 



co-operated in the production of the present volume. 



CONTENTS 

GENERAL TITLE PAGE 

SPECIAL TITLE PAGE 

MEMBERS OF THE JOINT PUBLISHING COMMITTEE 

MEMBERS OF THE LONDON SURVEY COMMITTEE - 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES - 

PREFACE 

THE SURVEY OF CHELSEA OLD CHURCH: 

I. Description of the Church - 
II. The Church Fittings - 

III. Monuments within the Church 

IV. Monuments in the Churchyard 

APPENDIX 

List of Rectors, and Incumbents of the Old Church 

INDEX TO NAMES - 



PAGE 

i 

iii 
iv 

v 

ix 

- xiv 



I 
5 

14 

62 



84 

87 



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DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES 



PLATE 

1 . The Old Church from the South (page xvi) 

2. Exterior from the South-East - 

3. Exterior from the South - 

4. The Tower from Church Street 

5. Exterior of Lawrence Chapel 

6. Window of Lawrence Chapel 

7. Window of Lawrence Chapel 

8. North Wall of Nave 

9. Interior, looking East 

10. Chancel 

11. Lawrence Chapel, Interior 

12. Window of Lawrence Chapel 

13. Nave, looking West 

14. Arch into More Chapel 

15. Plan 

1 6. North and East Elevations 

17. Sotfth and West Elevations 

1 8. Section 

19. Capitals of Responds in More Chapel 



20. Capital of Eastern Respond in More Chapel 

21. Capital of Western Respond in More Chapel 

22. Staircase, North of Tower 

23. (a) Ashburnham Bell 
(b) Communion Table 

24. Communion Rails 

25. Font 

26. Font 

27. Helm (Dacre) in More Chapel - 

28. Inscription to Ringers in Tower 

29. Pulpit 

30. Pulpit 

31. Weather Vane 

32. Monuments on East and North Walls of Chancel 

33. Wall Tablet to Lucy Smith and Anne Wilton 

34. Monument to Thomas Hungerford 



Drawn by Edmund L. Wratten. 

Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 

Photograph by George Trotman. 

Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 

Photograph. 

Measured Drawing by W. Arthur 

Webb. 

Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph. 

Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by W. Plomer Young. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Measured Drawing by Francis R. 

Taylor. 
Measured Drawings by Francis R. 

Taylor. 
Measured Drawings by Francis R. 

Taylor. 
Measured Drawing by Francis R. 

Taylor. 
Photographs by (a) Edward Yates, 

(b) W. Plomer Young, (c) W. 

Plomer Young. 
Photograph by A. H. Blake. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by W. Plomer Young. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Measured Drawing by E. R. 

Silver. 

Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Measured Drawing by (the late) 

W. H. Ruddle. 

Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by A. H. Blake. 



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PI. A 1 I 

;;. Monument to Thomas Hongerford 

36. Monument to Maria Buckby 

37. Monument to Maria Buckby 

38. The Littleton Monument 

39. Tomb of Edmund, Lord Bray - 

40. Tomb of Edmund, Lord Bray - 

41. Tomb of Richard Jervoise 

42. Tomb of Richard Jervoise, from a drawing in the 

Collection of Sir Edward Coates, Bt. 

43. Tomb of Richard Jervoise 

44. Tablets to Dr. Baldwin Hamey and Ralph Palmer 

45. Tomb of Sir Thomas More 

46. Tablet to Elizabeth Stewart 

47. Tablet to Elizabeth Stewart 

4S. Tablet to Sir John Lawrence - 

49. Tablet to Sir John Lawrence - 

50. Monument of Thomas Lawrence - 

5 1 . Monument of Thomas Lawrence 

52. Monument of Sara Colvile 
'53. Monument of Sara Colvile 

54. Tomb of Sir Robert Stanley 

55. Busts of Sir Robert Stanley and Henrietta 

56. Tomb of Sir Robert Stanley - 

57. Brass from Tomb of Sir Arthur Gorges (with 

Coat of Arms) - 

58. Brass from Tomb of Sir Arthur Gorges 

59. The Gorges Tomb, from a drawing in the Chelsea 

Public Library - 

60. Inscription from the Tomb of Arthur Gorges 

61. Part of Monument to the Duchess of Northum- 

berland - - 

62. Inscription on Tomb of the Duchess of Northum- 

berland - - - 

63. The Duchess of Northumberland and her Daugh- 

ters (Brass) - 

of. The Northumberland Monument, from a draw- 
ing in the Collection of Sir Edward Coates, Bt. 
65. The Northumberland Tomb, from the Lansdowne 
MSS. (Below is the Dacre Tomb.) 



ured Drawing by Sydney A. 

\c\vcombe. 

Photograph by Arthur S. Long. 
Measured Drawing by Sydney 

Newcombe. 
Measured Drawing by Liflford 

Claydon. 

Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Measured Drawing by Miss E. G. 

Cooke. 
Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 



Measured Drawing by A. E. 

Bullock. 

Photograph by Arthur S. Long. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 
Measured Drawing by W. Arthur 

Webb. 

Photograph by Edward Yates. 
Measured Drawing by P. K. 

Kipps. 

Photograph by A. H. Blake. 
Measured Drawing by J. H. 

.White. 

Photograph by Edward Yates. . 
Measured Drawing by A. E. 

Bullock. 

Photograph by A. H. Blake. 
Photographs by H. W. Fincham. 
Measured Drawing by Cecil Smith. 

Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 
Photograph of a rubbing. 
Photograph by London County 

Council 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 

Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 
Photograph by W: Plomer Young. 



PLATE 

66. The Monument of th'e Duchess of Northumber- 

land 

67. Tablet to Sir William Milman - 

68. Tablet to Sir William Milman - 

69. Tablet to Henry and Elizabeth Powell 

70. Tablet to Henry and Elizabeth Powell 

71. Tablet to James Buck 

72. Iron Railing to the Cheyne Monument 

73. Monument to Lady Jane Cheyne 

74. Effigy of Lady Jane Cheyne - 

75. Monument to Lady Jane Cheyne 

76. Tablet to Richard Guilford 

77. The Hamilton Tablet 

78. The Hamilton Tablet 

79. Monument to Lord and Lady Dacre 

80. Detail of Central Arch in Dacre Tomb 

81. Spandrils from the Dacre Tomb (a), (b) 

82. Iron Railings to the Dacre Tomb 

83. Drawing of the Dacre Tomb, in the Collection of 

Sir Edward Coates, Bt. 

84. Monument to Lord and Lady Dacre 

85. Tablet to Hester Hill 

86. Tablet to Hester Hill 

87. Monuments to William Anderson and Philip Miller 

88. Monument to Sir Hans Sloane 



Measured Drawing by R. Pearsall. 
Photograph by Arthur S. Long. 
Measured Drawing by Ernest A. 

Mann. 

Photograph by H. W. Fincham. 
Measured Drawing by E. C. 

Nisbet. 

Photograph by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by W. Plomer Young. 
Photograph by Arthur S. Long. 
Photograph by A. H. Blake. 
Measured Drawing by Geoffrey 

Clark and Eric R. Jarrett. 
Measured Drawing by Miss E. G. 

Cooke. 

Photograph by George Trotman. 
Measured Drawing by Sydney A. 

Newcombe. 

Photograph 'by Francis R. Taylor. 
Photograph by A. H. Blake. 
Photographs by W. Plomer Young. 
Photograph by W. Plomer Young. 



Measured Drawing by P. K. 

Kipps. 

Photograph by Arthur S. Long. 
Measured Drawing by H. St. John 

Harrison. 
Photograph. 
Photograph by Edward Yates. 



ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT 

1. Plan of the Original Gallery 

2. Plan of the Tombs in the Churchyard - 



PAGE 

8 
62 



HERALDIC ILLUSTRATIONS 



1. MORE 

2. WAVER - 



Argent, a cheveron engrailed between three 
moor-cocks sable, crests and legs gules. 

Argent, on a fess sable three scallops or impaled 
with I & 4, ermine a cheveron sable, 2 & 3, on 
a fess sable three crowns or. 



XI 



7- 
8. 



BATEMAN 

111 NCI.RFORD 



HI CKBY 
BRAY 

[ERVOISE 

JKKVOIM 



y. 1 1 \\IFY 



10. PALMER 

11. STF.WART 



12. LAWRKN'CE 

13. MERCHANT ADVENTURERS 



14. COLVILE 

15. STANLEY 

1 6. GORGES (ancient) 

(modern) 

17. GUILDFORD- 

18. MI I.MAN 

19. POWELL 

20. BfCK 



21. CHEYNE 

22. HAMILTON - 



Three crescents each having a mulct (properly 
star) bens ecu the horns. 

Quarterly i & 4, sable, two bars argent, in chief 
three plate^ (Heytesbury) ; 2 & 3, Party pale- 
\\ise indented gules and vert, a cheveron or 
(Hungerford). 

Sable, a cheveron between three bucks' attires or. 

Argent, a cheveron sable between three bird's 
legs sable. . 

Sable, a cheveron between three eaglets argent. 

Sable, a cheveron between three eaglets argent 
(Jervoise) impaling quarterly I & 4, sable, 
within a border gules, a cheveron between three 
spear-heads or, a molet for difference on the 
cheveron ; 2 & 3, azure, three beacons burn- 
ing or. 

Gules, a fess or, between a roebuck or in chief, 
and three molets of six points argent in 
base. 

Argent, three palmer's staves sable. 

Or, a fess cheeky argent and azure within a 
double tressure counterflowered gules (Stewart) 
impaling sable, on a cross between four fleurs- 
de-lis argent five pheons azure. 

Argent, a ragged cross gules ; on a chief azure 
three leopards' heads or. 

Barry nebuly argent and azure, a chief quar- 
terly gules and or, on the 1st & 4th two 
roses gules barbed vert, on the 2nd & 3rd a 
leopard or. 

Azure, a lion argent, a label gules. 

Argent, on a bend azure three stags' heads 
caboshed or. 

Lozengy or and azure, a cheveron gules. 

Argent, a whirlpool azure. 

Or, a saltire between four martlets sable. 

Azure, three sinister gauntlets argent. 

Quarterly i & 4, gules, a lion looking back or ; 
2 & 3 argent, three boars' heads sable. 

Party fesswise nebuly argent and sable, three 
bucks' attires countercolourcd, on a quarter 
azure a cup or. 

Cheeky, or and azure, a fess gttk.r, frctty 
argent. 

Quarterly of four, I & 4, sable, a molet between 
three cinquefoils ermine, 2 & 3, sable, a human 
heart between three cinquefoils ermine (Hamil- 
ton) impaling quarterly, I & 4, argent, a 
lymphad sable, 2 & 3, or, a lion sable. 



XII 



23. SACKVILLE 

24. DACRE 



25. LOWFEILD 

26. BOLNEY 

27. CULLIFORD - 

28. BANKS 

29. SLOANE 

30. CHAMBERLAYNE - 



Quarterly or and gules, a bend 

Quarterly of twelve, I, azure, three lions or 
(Fiennes) ; 2, gules, three scallops argent 
(Dacre) ; 3, argent, three bars gules, a label 
azwri? (Moulton) ; 4, cheeky or and gules 
(Vaux) ; 5, azure, sown with fleurs-de-lis and 
fretty or (Morville) ; 6, azure, a chief or, three 
cheverons interlaced in base (Fitzhugh) ; 7, 
Barry of eight argent and gules a fleur-de-lis 
sable (Staveley) ; 8, azure, a bend between 
six crosslets or (Furneaux) ; 9, Barry argent 
and azure, on a bend gules three martolets or 
(Grey) ; 10, vair, a fess gules (Marmion) ; II, 
or three cheverons gules a chief vair (St. 
Quintin) ; 12, Barry of ten or and azure, an 
eagle gw/^j (Gernegan). 

On a lozenge, six pieces vert and or, a bull's head 
sable and two garbs on the or. 

Or, in chief two molets and in base a crescent 
' gules. 

Argent, a fess gules between three colts sable, 
impaling azure, a lion crowned between three 
crosslets or. 

A cross between four fleurs-de-lis. 

Gules, a sword in pale point down, argent, hilt 
and pommel, or, between two boars' heads 
cut off at the neck, or. On a chief ermine a 
lion passant gules between two mascles sable. 

Gules an inescutcheon argent within an orle of 
eight molets or. 



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PREFACE 

THi; subject of the third volume of the Parish of Chelsea is^a single 
building, but one that will never fail to arouse the deep interest, 
even the veneration of the student of London. The Old Church 
on Cheyne Walk is now within the Metropolitan area, but it still recalls a 
period when Chelsea was a riverside village, albeit a village of palaces. ' To 
and to the men and women who dwelt therein, the Church owes much 
of it> supreme interest as a human document in brick and stone. The 
-tor)- of the building and its past worshippers has been eloquently told by 
Mr. Randall Davies, son of the Rev. R. H. Davies, who, while incumbent, 
gained for the inhabitants the freeholds of the beautiful chapels that stand 
north and south of the chancel. Mr. Davies's book is generally recognized 
as authoritative. To it the present volume is, we hope, a worthy sequel, our 
object being to present as far as possible a full architectural account 
of the Church, its fittings and monuments, 'and thus to complete 
the record. The Committee have been engaged on work at Chelsea for 
a number of years, but a large part of our material has been collected 
during the past eighteen months. Certain of the earlier photographs, 
however, taken before the late restoration of the Church, have been 
included as being more valuable for reference than the views of to-day. 
The intention expressed in a former volume of including the inscriptions in 
the burial grounds of the Royal Hospital and the Moravians, and the 
other public burial places of the Parish, with -those of the Churchyard 
in this volume has had to be laid aside because of the increased cost of 
printing and production. The inscriptions have, however, been all 
collected and they will be printed in the fourth and concluding part of 
the Survey. 

The thanks of the Committee are due to the Rector of Chelsea, 
the Venerable Archdeacon H. E. J. Bevan, to the Rev. Weston Henry 
Stewart, incumbent of the Old Church, and to Mr. R. West, the verger 
and watchful custodian of the Church's treasures, for the kindly assistance 
they have i;i\cn. Acknowledgment is also made to the Trustees of the 
Chelsea Public Library, and to Mr. J. H. Quinn in regard to the valuable 
MS.* and other records under their care and for permission to reproduce 
certain of the drawings ; to Major Sir Edward F. Coates, Bt., M.P., for 
generously placing his famous collection at the Committee's disposal and 
allowing reproductions to be made ; to Mr. Arthur S. Long, of 155 King's 
Road, for permission to use a number of his photographs ; to Mr. Eric R. 
Jarrett, A.R.I.B.A., and the following students of the Architectural Associa- 
tion : Miss E. G. Cooke, Messrs E. R. Silver, Geoffrey Clark, Cecil Smith, 
. White, A.R.I.B.A., Lifford Claydon, H. St. John Harrison, A.R.I.B.A., 

' Tin- is the first time that any extensive use has been made of Robert Chambers' 
t of tho Church (1816) recently acquired by the Chelsea Library. 



XIV 



PREFACE 

and C. W. Fowler, who have furnished several of the most interesting of the 
measured drawings ; and to Mr. Randall Davies, to whose labours every 
student of Chelsea is indebted and to whom the Committee are obliged for 
his kindness in reading the proofs of the present book. 

I may, perhaps, be permitted to add a personal expression of 
gratitude to our Editor, Mr. Philip Norman, and to those members of the 
Committee who have assisted in a somewhat arduous task and without whose 
labours this record could not have been undertaken or completed. 



WALTER H. GODFREY. 



I I CARTERET STREET, 

QUEEN ANNE'S GATE, S.W. i. 



XV 



THE PARISH OF CHELSEA 
THE OLD CHURCH 




CHELSEA 



I. DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH 

The old church by the riverside was the Parish Church of Chelsea 
until 1819, when the new Church of St. Luke was built, and the old church 
became a Chapel of Ease. Its original dedication was All Saints, but in the 
latter part of the iyth century it became known as St. Luke's, a circumstance 
which is associated with Dr. Baldwin Hamey, to whom the rector, Dr. 
Adam Littleton, appears to have suggested this dedication in compliment to 
the doctor's profession. However this may be, Dr. Hamey inscribed a bell, 
which he presented to the church, to St. Luke, the inscription on which is 
given on page 5. And from that time until the building of the new 
parish church it was commonly called St. Luke's. 

The Abbey of Westminster claimed the manor by virtue of a 
charter from Edward the Confessor, until 1536, when it was sold to 
the King. 

The list of rectors, as far as they are known, is given on pages 84-5. 

The chancel and the adjacent north and south chapels of the present 
building are all that remain of the mediaeval work. The chancel probably 
represents the 13th-century eastern limb, and the original splays of the 
present modern east window may be the outer jambs of a triplet of lancet 
windows which lighted the east end. A large window was no doubt inserted 
at a later period, and drawings of the church in the i8th century show a 
stone window of five lights which was removed in 1816 to make way for 
the present lights, as noted by Robert Chambers.* The splays are cut off 
by the timbers of the roof, showing that the chancel was lowered when it 
was re-roofed in 1670. One or two of the stones of a lancet window appear 
to have been reset to form a recess or locker in the east wall north of the 
altar. 

The arch opening from the chancel into the North Chapel fell down 
in 1784, and the following inscription is to be seen on the north pier of the 
chancel arch : 

This PIER was 

Rebuilt 
In the Year 1784. 

Only half of the arch (to the east) was rebuilt, the remainder of the wall 
being supported by the Jervoise monument, which originally stood free. 
The eastern respond of the arch is semi-octagonal with large splays, but at 
the level of the springing is a square stone with splayed angles and a moulded 
capital of uncertain date, probably recut. A plain squint behind this respond 
gave a view of the high altar from the chapel, now almost obscured by the 
arch to the Bray monument. 

* Antiquities in the Church of St. Luke, Chelsea, MS. 1816. (Chelsea Public Library.) 
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The north chapel was a separate freehold attached to the Manor 
House and goes by the name of the Lawrence Chapel, from Thomas 
I ,uu reiicc, who occupied the old Manor House in Lawrence Street. It passed 
from him through the Offley family to Colonel the Honourable Francis 
Needham. From him it went to the Lewer family, and Henry Lewer 
sold it to the Rev. R. H. Davies in 1894 for 250, to be presented by him to 
the church trustees. From the evidence of a range of three windows in the 
north wall it would appear that the chapel was built early in the I4th century. 
These windows were evidently built at one time, and the tracery in the 
eastern window which is now blocked on the inside, but shows its external 
work in the new vestry dates from c. 1320. The next window westwards 
was removed to make way for a circular-headed brick doorway (mentioned 
in the parish records in 1621), which retains its original oak door and strap 
hinges, but the shape of the window-head, rear arch, and label moulding is 
similar to that above described. It has lately been re-glazed- (see p. 9), 
and some stones from its tracery are preserved in the church. The western 
window is most complete, and is similar to the others in the shape of 
the opening and the label moulding, and retains its original splay and two- 
centred rear arch. The tracery, however, is of later date and was probably 
inserted c. 1380. The lower part of the window has been removed to make 
way for a late ^th-century doorway, now blocked, but retaining the staple 
of the door hinge. The window in the east wall is modern, but a portion 
of the north splay adjoins a late 14th-century cinquefoil niche which remains 
to the north of it. The roof of this chapel is ceiled. 

The south chapel is known as the More Chapel, and was remodelled 
by Sir Thomas More when he lived in Chelsea. In an inventory of church 
goods in the year 1549 it is called " the Lady More's Chapel." I, ike the 
Lawrence Chapel, it was a freehold, and passed, on Sir Thomas More's at- 
tainder, to the various possessors of his house, namely to the King, Sir William 
Paulet, Marquis of Winchester, the second Marquis of Winchester, his step- 
daughter Lady Dacre, Lord Burleigh, Sir Robert Cecil, Henry Clinton, 
Karl of Lincoln, and his son-in-law, Sir Arthur Gorges. With Sir Arthur 
Gorges it ceased to be connected with Sir Thomas More's house, and went 
to the Milinan family, who lived in Gorges House ; it was sold by auction 
<>n nth April, 1808, to Thomas Flight of Hackney, and passed successively 
. and J. Flight, Richard Mann and his son, and lastly to I. F. Crew, 
vho sold it to the Rev. R. H. Davies in 1874. This chapel also Mr. Davies 
presented to the church trustees. 

From the evidence of the fine arch connecting the chancel with this 
chapel it would appear that the latter was of earlier date than the north 
The arch is two-centred, of two chamfered orders with semi- 
octagonal responds, and is built of Godstone stone. It has apparently at one 

been reset, but the smallness of the stones and its general character 

icate a date as early as the I3th century. When Sir Thomas More recon- 

chapel he inserted in the responds of this arch a charming 

his time. This consists of two very beautiful stone capitals 

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which are now generally accepted as being from the design of Holbein,* 
who was probably on a visit to Sir Thomas More in 1528, the date shown on 
the eastern capital. Their design is based on the Composite order, that is, 
each face of the octagon is treated as an Ionic capital in the upper part, with 
volutes at the angles, and the remainder is carved with acanthus foliage. 
The western capital has human heads carved in the centre of the abacus, 
these being replaced in the eastern one by winged cherubs' heads, smaller 
heads being used as terminals to the spiral of the volute. The following 
objects also occur on the carved facets : (eastern capital) an achievement of 
Sir Thomas More's arms, a panel with date 1528, a sword crossed with a 
sceptre, a mace ; (western capital) a bundle of tapers, two crossed candle- 
sticks, a pail (of holy water) and brush, and a missal with clasps. The carving 
of the latter capital is continued on the wall of the chapel in very delicate 
flowing foliage. The windows of the More Chapel (the east window and 
two in the south wall) retain their four-centred arches and internal splays 
only, the openings having been filled with semi-circular headed windows of 
brick. The roof, however, retains its old oak beams. It is of two bays, 
divided by a heavily moulded tiebeam of 14th-century date, a similar half 
beam appearing against the east wall. These beams were evidently re-used, 
as the king and queen posts supported by them and the brackets (towards 
east and west) which carry the moulded purlins are probably not earlier than 
the date of More's reconstruction. 

The old nave and west tower were pulled down in the iyth century 
and the present structure built in their place. Subscriptions towards the 
rebuilding were asked for in 1669-70, and Mr. Randall Davies has shown that 
the work was probably not begun until after Lady Cheyne's funeral, 1st 
November, 1669. It was completed in January, 1671-2, with the exception 
of the tower, which was finished in 1674. 

Although built at a time when Wren's new London churches were 
being designed and raised, the 17th-century work at Chelsea has a character 
quite of its own, and the great brick tower might easily be mistaken, at a 
first glance, for a product of the reign of Henry VIII. It was doubtless 
a local design, wrought by Chelsea people, who were still far enough 
away from London to be able to retain their own individuality and to give 
to their building its local colour. The whole of the new structure was built 
of brick a fine warm-toned brick with scarcely any admixture of stone. 
The south and north elevations have each two lofty semi-circular headed 
windows, with moulded mullions and transomes and pointed arched lights. 
Between these is a doorway on each wall (now blocked) with a semi-circular 
headed window above and a circular light at a still higher level. The archi- 
traves, sills, and key blocks are all of brick, and the south door has an archi- 
tectural brick frame with pilasters, entablature, and pediment. Under the 
eaves is a deep plaster cove, which surrounds the nave beneath the hipped 

* See article by F. M. Nichols, F.S.A., in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, 2nd Series, 
Vol. XVII (1898). 




CHELSEA 

>fs. Inside, a semi-circular stone arch separates the chancel from the nave, 
and similar arches (elliptical in shape) give on to the chapels. The arches 
are moulded with keystones carved with winged cherubs' heads, and rest on 
Mjuare piers of Portland stone, with moulded capitals and plain bases. 
Across the west end of the church runs a gallery (vide infra), and the ceiling 
in plaster, with a deep cove and moulded cornice with six winged cherubs' 
heads. 

The tower is five stages in height with an octagonal staircase turret 
at the N.W. angle, and clasping buttresses of slight projection at the other 
angles. The stages are marked by moulded brick string courses, and in the 
belfry, or fourth floor, are brick windows of two pointed lights. The parapet 
is of plain brick, and was formerly surmounted by a cupola, placed there in 
1679 to rece ive the Ashburnham bell (q.v.). On the south side of the tower 
is a stone let into the western buttress, inscribed as follows : 

THIS CVPOLA WAS 

REPAIRED AND THIS 

VANE PUT UP IN 

AVGVST 1704 

.\ I ILES ARNOLD ) CHURCH 
OLIVER MADOX | WARDENS 

The cupola was removed in 1815, but the weather vane remains. 

The tower opens on to the nave with a high acutely pointed arch 
of brick of two orders, flanked by oak posts. It has been suggested that 
this brickwork may conceal the mediaeval tower arch. North and south 
of the tower are staircases to the gallery, on each side of the main 
entrance to the church which is now through the ground floor of the 
tower. The north stair is of oak, and is a good example of the time of 
II. It has square newels with ball finials, and turned pendants, bold 
spiral balusters, and heavily moulded handrail and string. The south stair 
is of a plainer character. 



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II.- -THE CHURCH FITTINGS 

The great interest attaching to the old church proceeds in a large 
degree from the number and beauty of its monuments to the past inhabi- 
tants of the riverside village, and also to its numerous interesting fittings. 
These latter will now be described in alphabetical order. 

1. Bells. 

The peal of bells placed in the tower at the rebuilding of 1670 was 
recast in 1762, and bore the following inscriptions : 

Tenor Di[vo] Lucae Medico Evangelico Balduinus Hamey Phil Evan- 
gelicus Medicus D.D.D. 1678. Recast in the year 1762. Robert 
Yates and Richard Davis C.H. Wardens. Thomas Janaway 
of London made us all. 

jtb. Rob 1 Yates & Rich d Davis C.H. Wardens 1762 
T. J. Fecit. Slone Ellsmere Rector D.D. 

6th. Tho ! Janaway of London made us all 1762. 

$th, \th, yrd, 2nd, and Treble. Thomas Janaway of London fecit 1762. 

Of these only No. 4 remains ; the rest were sold in 1824. A bell given 
by the Hon. William Ashburnham, who left money for ringing it every night 
at 9 o'clock, is preserved in the ground stage of the tower (Plate 23.) The 
ringing was discontinued in 1822. The bell is inscribed : 

THE GVIFT OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM ASHBVRNHAM 
ESQVIER COFFERER OF HIS MAIESTIES HOVSHOLD 1679. 

2. Books. 

In the south aisle is an oak bookcase and desk, to which are chained 
the following books the gift of Sir Hans Sloane : " Vinegar " Bible 
(Baskett's Edition of 1717), several pages missing; Fox's Martyrs (Vols. 
I and 3 only) (Ninth Edition, 1684) ; Homilies (1683). These have the auto- 
graph of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Bishop of Winchester. Prayer Book (1723). 

The Registers date from 1559, and are preserved at the Parish church. 

3. Brasses. 

The brasses from the monument to Sir Arthur Gorges, and those 
attached to the Duchess of Northumberland's tomb are described under 
" Monuments." 

A Purbeck slab in the floor of the chancel (north side) shows the 
matrix of the brass of a priest. (See Plate 39.) This is probably for either 
Thomas Shalers (died 1451) or William Massenger (died 1470), rectors buried 
at Chelsea. 



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A Purbcck slab in the floor of the chancel beneath the arch leading 
to tin- Lawrence Chapel shows the matrix of the brass effigy of a man in 
armour and that of his wife, with scrolls issuing from their mouths and four 
^hields of arms. It has been suggested that this marks the grave of Sir Henry 
U'.iver, Sheriff of the City of London in 1465. He was chosen alderman, 
during his shrievalty, for Castle Baynard Ward and afterwards of Bishops- 
L MU- Ward. He is described as a draper, and was made a Knight of the Bath 
on the occasion of the coronation of Elizabeth Woodville, consort to 
Kdward IV*. He died in 1470, and bequeathed his body to be buried in 
the Church of St. Peter, in Cornhill, before the image of St. George there, 
but there is a ijth-century record in an Harleianf manuscript of the follow- 
ing inscription in Chelsea Church : 

ORATE PRO BONO STATV HENRIE WAVER MILITIS 
ET CRISTINE VXORIS EIVS 

with the arms given as argent, on a fess sable 3 scallops or, impaled with : I 
and 4, ermine a cheveron sable ; 2 and 3, on a fess sable 3 crowns or. 

Mr. Robert Chambers! was of opinion that this inscription and 
coat-of-arms belonged to some painted glass in the church, and considered 
that the matrix (which he describes as having held a whole length figure in 
armour with dog at his feet and sword by his side) represented the effigy of 
John Shoreditch, sometime lord of the manor of Chelsea, who died c. 1407. 

Another matrix is to be seen on the tomb of Edmund Lord Bray. 

4. Chairs. 

Two chairs in the chancel have been constructed of old timber and 
panelling found in the tower, which were parts of the old pews and furniture 
of the church. 

5. Chests. 

A plain rectangular chest with six locks, probably early 17th-century, 
is preserved in the vestry. 

6. Clock. 

The clock in the tower is inscribed : 

Anno 1761 

Edmund Howard 

Chelsea 

7. Communion Table. 

The communion table is of late 17th-century date, and has a moulded 
top, with six spiral baluster legs, ball feet, and plain rails. (Plate 23.) 

' Aldermen of the City of London, by Rev. A. B. Beaven. 

An I k-raldic book in folio, consisting of coats, pedigrees, and fragments collected by the 
third Handle Holme (1627-99). Harleian MSS. 2113, folio 114 dorso. 

i Antiquities in the Church of St. Luke, Chelsea, MS. 1816, in Chelsea Public Library. 

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8. Communion Rails. 

The communion rails are of good design of late lyth-century date. 
The angles of the enclosure are rounded. The balusters are spiral-turned, 
with heavily moulded rail and sill. A group of four balusters stand on each 
side of the centre portion of the rails, which forms a pair of folding gates. 
(Plate 24.) 

9. Doors. 

The early lyth-century door in the north wall of the Lawrence Chapel, 
and the heavy entrance door to the tower, are both preserved. 

10. Flags. 

The iron standards for four flags project from the east wall 
of the nave, but two of the colours have disappeared. The remainder 
are the survivors of a number of flags that were deposited in the 
church on two separate occasions, the first being the gift of the Ladies 
of Chelsea (in 1800), and the second by Queen Charlotte (in 1804) to the 
Volunteers. 

The flag belonging to the earlier group appears to have been originally 
6 ft. square, but now measures 6 ft. X4 ft. 6 in. It is a red Ensign (with the 
Jack composed of the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew), and in the 
centre is a figure of St. Luke embroidered within sprays of foliage 
bearing roses and thistles. On a scroll beneath are the words : 

ST. LUKE CHELSEA. 

The other flag, presented by Queen Charlotte, is a Union Jack, 
6 ft. X 5 ft., with the Royal arms in the centre, and on a scroll the 
words : 

QUEENS ROYAL VOLUNTEERS. 

11. Font. 

The font is a beautiful octagonal fluted bowl of white marble on a 
baluster stem (Plates 25-6), and retains its original oak cover, which is octagonal 
on plan, each side being curved in ogee form to the summit. Enriched gilt 
ribs mark the angles of the sides, and the whole is surmounted by a dove, 
and is hung to a carved boss which originally supported one of two chandeliers 
given by Thomas Frankling and Ester his wife in 1693. The other carved 
boss is now fixed to the ceiling of the vestibule under the tower. The date 
of the font is fixed by the following entry in the Parish Register of 1763 : 
" Luke the son of Thomas Gough was baptised the 22 d of December, and 
was the First that was baptised in the new Font given by Mr. Edward 
Bringhurst." The baluster is fractured and the bowl may have been 
restored. 

12. Gallery. 

The present gallery, which is supported on six wooden Doric columns, 

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extends across the whole width of the western end of the nave, and bears 
the following inscription on the east face : 

THE LOWER PART OF THIS CHURCH WAS REPEWED 
AND REPAIRED BY THE CHURCH TRUSTEES, 200 OF 
THE COST BEING SUBSCRIBED BY THE CONGREGA- 
TION A.D. 1858 THE REV D C. KINGSLEY LL.B RECTOR. 
THE REV D R. H. DAVIES B.A. INCUMBENT. JOHN 
FIELDER AND JOHN HURSTWAITE LEET ESQ RS 
CHURCHWARDENS. THOMAS TOMBLESON AND 
EDWARD RICHARDS ESQ RES SIDESMEN. 

In the middle panel is a clock with the date 1857. The original structure 
was much smaller, and its plan is shown by a small wooden template which 
forms part of the following inscription on the western face : 

This gallery was erected by the Church Trustees A.D. 1857. REV". 
C. KINGSLEY, LL.B., Rector ; REV D . R. H. DAVIES, B.A., Incum- 
bent ; J. FIELDER & J. PERRY, ESQ RS Church Wardens : it replaced 
a former one planned thus 






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and bearing the Inscription : THIS GALLERY WAS BEAUTIFIED 
IN THE YEARE OF OUR LORDE 1677 

Against the tower are two heavy oak posts (12 in. x 9 in.), cased 

the gallery level by fluted pilasters with moulded capitals, above 

vhich they project in boldly carved cherubs' heads with folded wings over 

shaped panels. These posts evidently support the roof, and formed part 

"t the original gallery of 1677. 

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13. Glass. 

During restorations in the last century some fragments of I4th or 
15th-century glass were found bricked up in the windows of the Lawrence 
Chapel, and have recently been incorporated in the glass presented by Capt. 
Clifford J. W. Hoskin and fixed in the window over the vestry door. The 
work has been carried out by Captain Maurice Drake of Exeter, and a key 
plan showing the old glass is preserved in the Committee's collection. 

14. Hatchments. 

(1) Cadogan. On the east wall of the nave (towards the 
north) are the arms of Cadogan : Quarterly I & 4, gules a lion looking 
back or ; 2 & 3, argent 3 boars' heads cut off at the neck sable (Cadogan) 
impaling argent, a fret gules, for Blake, with crest and supporters. 

MottO : QUI INVIDET MINOR EST (1864). 

(2) Hatchett. On the east wall of the nave (towards the south) 
are the arms of Charles Hatchett : Quarterly I & 4, argent, 2 bars, the 
upper one indented, gules; 2 & 3, gules between 2 flaunches argent 6 
crosslets or, on an inescutcheon party palewise or and azure 3 cheverons 
counter-coloured. Motto : IN CCELO QUIES. 

(3) Cadogan. On the north wall of the nave (towards the east) 
are the arms of the Rev. the Honourable William Bromley Cadogan. 

MottO : CHRIST THE HOPE OF GLORY. 

(4) Cadogan. Below the foregoing is another of Cadogan 
without motto : Impaling quarterly I & 4, gules, a cross or between 
5 besants on each quarter ; 2 & 3, argent a lion gules. 

(5) Cremorne. On the north wall of the nave (towards the 
west) is a hatchment bearing the arms of Viscount Cremorne (1813) : 
Quarterly i & 4, azure, on a bend engrailed or 3 martlets gules ; 
2 & 3, azure, 3 torches ; over all an inescutcheon or, charged with 
a cheveron and in chief a bar engrailed sable. 

(6) Edwards. Below the foregoing is a hatchment bearing the 
following arms : Party bendwise sinister ermine and ermines, a lion 
or (Edwards) impaling gules, a cheveron between 2 molets in chief 
and a crescent in base or, on a chief azure 3 molets or. Crest : a man's 
head in profile, helmeted. Motto : A vinno dew Derwid. 

(7) Hatchett. On the south wall of the nave (towards the 
east) the arms of Hatchett, as in (2). 

(8) Cadogan. Below the foregoing the arms of Cadogan as 
in (4), but with motto. 

(9) Browne. On the south wall of the nave (towards the 
west) a hatchment bearing the arms of Browne. Sable, 3 lions passant 
in bend between 2 cotises argent, in chief a griffon's head erased 
argent. Impaling sable (or azure), a fess ermine. Motto : RESURGAM. 

15. Hatstand. 

Two 18th-century hatstands of wrought iron are fixed to the back 
pews beneath the gallery. 

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16. Helm. 

A funeral helm, with an eagle's head as crest, is supported on a bracket 
nn the cast wall of the More Chapel. The committee have been favoured 
with a report from Major Victor Farquharson, F.S.A., and Mr. Mill Stephen- 
son, F.S.A., who inspected the helm on gth October, 1915. They state that 
it is an original armet of c. 1530, or possibly a little earlier, to which has 
been added (at the time of the funeral) a beevor and the gorget plate. The 
armet vizor appears to have had the lower portion cut away, perhaps for 
vertical bars, which would have been fastened from its lower edge to the chin 
piece. There is little doubt that it was used at the funeral of Lord Dacre, 
and belongs to his monument. The helmet is painted and gilt. (Plate 27.) 

17. Images. 

A figure of St. Luke in oak, gilt (about 12 in. high), holding a book, 
is now fixed to the south pier of the chancel arch (west face). Iris of late 
17th-century date, and formerly stood on the sounding-board of the pulpit. 
Ralph Palmer, in his memoir of Dr. Baldwin Hamey, states that " out of 
respect to St. Luke and Dr. Hamey, one Fletcher, a favourite servant of 
the doctor's, gave the little figure of St. Luke which stands upon the rising 
roof of the pulpit." 

1 8. Inscriptions. 

Charitable bequests painted on wood and hung in church. 

1 . West Wall of gallery. South side : 

/ Samuel Hunton EJq r gave by will 
1798 One Hundred Pounds, the Interest 
I Arijing therefrom, to be Annually 
i Distributed in Bread and Coals 

To the Poor of this Parish 
' the Week before Chriftmas 

2. On West Wall of Gallery. North side : 

/ Mr. Charles Larchin gave by 
1766 will to each of the Charity Schools 
of this PariOi, Ten Pounds 

!Mr. Henry Hewitt gave by 
will to each of the Charity Schools 
of this Parifh, Twenty Five Pounds 
William Joujfelin Efq r gave by 
1782 Will to each of the Charity Schools 
of this Parifh, Fifteen Pounds 
Mrs Sarah Coggs gave 
by will, to each of the 
Charity-Schools of this 
Parifh, Twenty Pounds 
10 



) 



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L. S. D. 

20 : : 



50 : : 



30 : : 



40 : : 



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On the North Wall of Tower by the entrance is a grey stone tablet 
with enriched border and eight bells carved in low relief. (Plate 28.) 

COLLEGE YOUTHS 

This Society Rung February the i8 th 1785 

5040 bob Major in 3 hours & 15 Min ts 

being the I st true PEAL Ever Rung on 

Thefe BELLS. 



JAS WORSTER tre b 
EDWD SIMMONS 2 d 
GEO PLOWMAN 3 d 
JSRL JOHNSON 4 th 



WM HALLET 5 th 

RlCHD MlLLARD 6 th 

THOS VERREN 7 th 
WM FAULKNER ten r 



CALLD by JAMES WORSTER 

MR GEORGE HARRISON 

MR ROBERT MARRIOT 

CHURCHWARDENS 

19. Mace. 

The churchwarden's mace of silver with shaped top surmounted by 
a figure of St. Luke is preserved at the Old Church and is inscribed : 

ST LUKE CHELSEA 

Thomas Simplin \ CHURCH WARDENS 

David Eggleton ) 1791 

A replica, silver gilt, at the Parish Church (date mark 1797-8, maker's 
mark I T), is inscribed : 

ST LUKE CHELSEA 

Joseph Leake } CHURCH WARDENS 

Richard Price) 1798 

THE CHURCH 

reseated October 1884 

CHURCH WARDENS 
J. J. Wheeler) 

and on the lower part : 

John Fielder Esqr \ CHURCH WARDENS 

John Perry Repaired 1857 

Repaired y parcel gilt by 

G. R. Craney ex Churchwarden 

1 8 October 1884 

A second replica, silver gilt, also at the Parish Church, bears the 
names of Thomas Hoblyn and William Deacon, Churchwardens 1829, and 
repeats the subsequent inscriptions on the above. 

There is a silver mounted staff of cane at both churches for the maces. 

A silver staff (date 1824) 2 ft. II in. long, with knob at one end and 
moulded head at the other, banded in the centre, is preserved at the Parish 
Church. 

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Bat t max. 



(base) 
base : 



20. Niches. 

There is a niche in the east wall of the Lawrence Chapel, to the north 
of the c.^t window, with cinquefoil cusping beneath a two-centred moulded 
arch. It is of late 14th-century date, and was probably repeated on the south 
side of the window. 

A plain two-centred arched niche or locker is in the east wall of the 
chancel north of the altar. It appears to be formed of stones of a lancet 
window reset. (Plate 33.) 

21. Piscina. 

The eastern half of the piscina remains in the south wall of the 
chancel, and has a chamfered four-centred arch and jamb of the I5th 
century. A groove has been cut for a shelf. The western part was removed 
to insert the adjacent doorway. 

22. Plate. 

i.* Flagon, silver gilt, height u in., diameter (mouth) 4^ in., 
7 in. ; date mark 1680-1 ; maker's mark, I.E. Inscribed under 

Anna Morgan Aprill 3 Anno Domini 1681. 

and on the side : I H S within a sun in splendour. 

2.* Flagon similar to No. i, with the same inscription. 

3.* Alms-dish with moulded rim and foot, silver gilt, diameter 12 
ins. ; date mark, 1676-7 ; maker's mark F.S. Inscribed : 

Dedicated 
to y' use of the 

Communion Table in Chelsey , 

Church in memory of Mrs Elizabeth 

Bateman who dyed in y' Parish 

the 2 d of Auguft 

1675 Etat sue 

*7 

The inscription is in a lozenge, and in another are the arms : Three crescents, 
each having a star (molet) between the horns. The dish is further ornamented 
with feathered scrollwork and a small skull beneath the inscription. 

4.* Chalice with baluster stem, silver gilt, height 7 ft in. ; diameter 
hp 3? in.; date mark, 1778-9; maker's mark W.B., inscribed with 
I H h within the sun's rays. 

5. Chalice similar to No. 4. 

6.* Paten, with foot and incised rim, silver gilt ; date mark, 1624-; ; 
maker s mark F.G. 



* Kept at the Parish Church of St. Luke. 



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7.* Spoon, rat-tail pattern, silver gilt, length 7$- in. ; date mark, 
1698-9. Inscribed: 

The gift of the Revd Charles Sturges 1797. 

8.* Alms-dish, pewter with deep scolloped rim, diameter lo| in., 
engraved with the seated figure of St. Luke and bull within a circle. 

9 and 10. Two alms-dishes, pewter, similar to No. 8, but without 
figure of St. Luke, and inscribed : 

St. Lukes Chelsea 1754 

1 1 * and 1 2 . * Two alms-dishes, pewter, similar to the last, but dated 1 764. 
13 and 14. Two similar dishes dated 1784. 

23. Pulpit. 

The hexagonal pulpit is of late 17th-century date, with rectangular 
raised panels and bolection mouldings enriched with leaf ornament. Fes- 
toons of carved leaf and fruit adorn the angles. The cornice and base are 
moulded, and it is supported by a trumpet-shaped stem. The stair is modern. 
It originally possessed a sounding-board on which stood the figure of St. 
Luke already described. (Plates 2930.) 

24. Royal Arms. 

An entry in the Parish Books records the putting up of the King's 
Arms in 1678. They are painted on wood, and originally formed the centre 
panel of a gallery in the chancel. They are now hung above the chancel 
arch in the nave. 

25. Seating, etc. 

The seating of the church dates from 1858, but a few of the old 
panelled oak pews remain in the Lawrence Chapel. On one of these is painted 
a circular medallion with an achievement of arms : Or a lion passant between 
three tassels gules (? Chester) impaling azure a bend between 3 birds or. Crest : 
A hand holding a sword. 

Various carved panels are incorporated in the modern seats, and in 
the chancel are two carved panels showing a mitre in the foliage, which 
formerly belonged to the pew of the Bishops of Winchester (1718). 

A small cabinet (triangular in plan) of marquetry work (c. 1700) has 
been converted into a prayer desk. 

26. Sundial. 

The stone sundial built into the southern face of the eastern buttress 
of the tower is of simple rectangular form, with a plain metal rod and stay 
as gnomon. It bears the date 1692, and the motto : 

UT VITA FINIS ITA. 

27. Weather-vane. 

The vane, surmounted by a crown, dates from 1704, as recorded on 
the inscription stone on the tower (vide ante). (Plate 31.) 

* Kept at the Parish Church of St. Luke. 

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III. MONUMENTS WITHIN THE CHURCH* 

Chancel. East Wall. 

1. EDWARD HOLL, 1823. 

A square inscription tablet of white marble with black surround. 

2. LUCY SMITH, 1781, and ANNE WILTON, 1781. 

This tablet is by Joseph Wilton, sculptor (1722-1803), stated by 
Faulknerf to be the father of these ladies. The inscription slab of white 
marble has a cornice and two pendants with guttae, and supports two draped 
funeral urns of different design in white marble, set against a pyramidal 
background of grey marble. The inscription reads : 

To the Memory of two affectionate Sifters . 
whofe Remains are depofited 
in the Vault of 
this Chancel. 

The virtues which in their fhort Lives were Jhewn : 
Have equal' d been by few ; Jurpajs'd by none. 

On the urns are panels, elliptical and rectangular respectively, and inscribed: 

LUCY SMITH ANNE WILTON 

died died 

22" J Aug" 1781 March io' h 1781 . 

aged aged 23 Tears 

33 Years 

Beneath the inscription panel is : J. Wilton fecit. 

3. MARY RUSH, 1854. 

An elliptical tablet of white marble with black surround. 

4. THOMAS HURD, 1823: FREDERICA KURD, 1824. 

A tablet of white marble with cornice and pedimental head on a 
ground of black marble. 

5. CATHERINE RUSH, 1846. 

An elliptical inscription tablet of white marble on a rectangular 
background of black marble. 

* Inscriptions after 1800 are not given except in the case of monuments of particular 
interest 

f Chelsea and its Environs, Vol. I, p. 214. 

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6. MARTHA DENVER, 1795: JOHN DENYER, 1806. 

An inscribed rectangular slab of white marble with a grey marble 
surround, having a white moulded cornice. The inscription runs : 

Sacred to the memory of JOHN and MARTHA DENVER 

The best of Parents, and the best of Friends 

Who resigned this mortal life in a well grounded hope 

of a Joyful Resurrection to Eternal Life 

through Faith in the alone merits 

of our LORD and Saviour JESUS CHRIST 

They lived together in great connubial Happinefs 

Forty two years and died 

MARTHA on the i8 th Day of January. 1795 Aged 64 Years 
and JOHN on the 6 th Day of January. 1806 Aged 76 Years 
Their Remains are interred in Millman Chapel 
in the South Aisle of this their Parish Church. 
With a grateful Remembrance of their many Kindnesses 
This Tablet is Erected by their only Child and Daughter. 

Chancel. North Wall. 
j. MOUNTAGUE RUSH, 1808. 

8. ELIZA CHAMBERS, 1818. 

9. HENRY RUSH, 1812. 

10. HONOUR RUSH, 1814: GEORGE RUSH, 1814. 

11. ELOISE RUSH, 1823: JOHN RUSH, 1828: HENRY RUSH, 

1839. 

12. REVo JOHN RUSH, LL.B., 1855. 

With the exception of No. n, which is rectangular, these are all 
elliptical slabs of white marble. The Rev. John Rush was the first incum- 
bent of the old church, after the new parish church was built. He acted 
as curate to the Hon. G. V. Wellesley, Rector of Chelsea. 

13. THOMAS HUNGERFORD, 1581. 

This tablet of alabaster and marble bears the kneeling effigies of (left) 
Thomas Hungerford and two sons (the head of the first son is missing), 
and (right) his wife Ursula, daughter of William Lord Sandes, and their 
daughter, all attired in the costume of the period. Two semi-circular arches, 
one over each group, are separated by a Corinthian column which, with two 
similar columns at the sides, supports a horizontal entablature with a dentil 
course in the cornice. The entablature (with the exception of the top 
member of the cornice) breaks forward over the columns, and a similar 
treatment occurs on the plinth which bears two inscribed panels between 
the pedestals to the columns. The whole is supported on an unbroken 

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HungerfirJ. 



horizontal moulding, and is crowned by a medallion and two shields of arms, 
enclosed in frames of ornamental strapwork. 

'I 'he frieze of the entablature is inscribed as follows : 

O LORDE IN THE HAVE I TRVSTED 
LETT ME NEVER BE CONFOVNDED. 

And in the panels are the following lines : 

HERE LIETH THE BODIES OK THOMAS HVNGERFORD 

OF CHILSEY IN THE COVNTY OF MIDD ESQVIER 

THE SECOND SONNE OF ROBERT HVNGERFORD 

THELDER OF CADNAME IN THE COVNTY OF WILTH 

ESQVIER WHICH HATH SERVED KING HENRY THE 

VIII IN THE ROMETH OF A GENTILMA PENCIONER AND 

WAS WITH HIS MA TI1 AT THE WINING OF BOLOGNE . 

AND KING EDWARD THE VI AT MVSSELBROVGFE 

FEILD BESIDES QVENE MARY AND QVENE 

ELIZABETH IN THEIR AFFAIRES BEING OF 

THADGE OF LXX YERES WHO HAD TO WIFE 

VRSVLA MAIDENHEAD THE DAVGHTER 

OF THE LADY SANDS ANNO DOMNE 1581. 

The central medallion bears : Quarterly I & 4, sable, 2 bars argent, in 
chief 3 plates (Heytesbury) ; 2 & 3, Party palewise indented gules and vert, a 
cheveron or (Hungerford). Above is a badge of a garb between 2 sickles. 
The left-hand shield bears : Quarterly I & 4, Heytesbury quartering Hun- 
gerford with a crescent for difference ; 2, gules, 3 garbs argent banded gules, 
a chief or (Peverell) ; 3, quarterly ; i & 4, ermine, a lion gules crowned or 
within an engrailed border sable bezanty (Plantagenet, Earl of Cornwall) ; 
2 & 3, or, a saltire engrailed sable (Botetourt). 

The shield on the right hand bears : Quarterly I & 4, Heytesbury 
quartering Hungerford ; 2 & 3, Peverell. 

Thomas Hungerford appears to have possessed, and probably 
resided in, Arch House, Chelsea, which is . described in Chelsea, Part II.* 
He married Ursula, daughter of William Lord Sandes, the lord of the 
manor, and widow of James Barnard, whose sister Winifred married Richard 
Jervoise. He held properties in Chelsea in right of his wife.t 

14. RICHARD WILSON, D.D., 1879. 

A small rectangular slab of white marble with small medallion portrait. 

15. MARIA BUCKBY, 1733. 

A large tablet in white marble; the inscribed stone is flanked by 

" Survey of London, Vol. IV, p. 4. 

I I'.ntry in Court Rolls, 1544 (P.R.O., fo. 205), quoted by Mr. Randall Davics in Chfhf,, 
Old Church, p. 226. Also ibid., pp. 227-9. 

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fluted pilasters with capitals of the Composite order and plain ant<z. The 
pilasters support sections of entablature and a cleft pediment of which the 
two side portions are curved and end in plain volutes, while in the centre is 
a detached portion of the usual triangular form, surmounted by a cartouche 
with a lozenge-shaped shield of arms. A carved lamp stands on each side. 
A plain ledge, brackets, and a panelled apron complete the lower part of the 
memorial. 

The arms are : sable, a cheveron between 3 bucks' attires or. The 
inscription runs : Buckby. 

H.S.E. 
MARIA BUCKBY 

GULIELMI BUCKBY Servientis ad Legem Filia, 

Virgo omni Officiorum generc, 

Omnibus Animi Dotibus, 

Inftructa ; 
Singulis memorare, 

Tarn cumulates Virtutis Diminutio foret. 
Deo Pietas, Homini Caritas 

Inclaruit, 

Animi Firmitatem Dolorum perpejsio, 
Spem caelitu's demifsam Mortis Contemptio 

Comprobavit. 

Omnes callebat Artes quce Faeminam decebant, 
Sibi bonorificas, Suis perjucundas, 

Obijt A.D. 1733. 

ANNA SKINNER i Sorore Filia, 
Cui tantam Virtutem propius contemplari licuit, 

Diuturnce Consentudinis memor, 

Et ne neglectcz jacerent tarn dulces Exuvice 

Hoc Monumentum Pojuit 

juxta Quod Ipsa moriens 

Anno Xti MDCCLVI sepeliri 

Voluit. 

Ann Skinner resided in No. 24 Cheyne Row (Carlyle's House) from 
1725 to 1736,* and is mentioned in the will of Robert Woodcock as being 
in possession of his house in Church Lane in 1710. 

16. EDMUND LORD BRAY, 1539. 

This stone altar tomb, though stated by Lysons to be on the north 
side of the chancel,, was not in its present position, where it has been 

* Survey of London, Vol. IV, p. 64. 



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placed under a modern recess in the north wall. It retains its original 
moulded coping slab, which no doubt bore a brass effigy. The side of the tomb 
which is now visible has two lozenge-shaped panels with shields and tracery, 
and remains of a similar panel at the east end. A portion of the original 
inscription is preserved in John Weever's Ancient Funeral Monuments (1631) : 

" Of your charitie pray for the soul of Edmund Bray, Knight, Lord 
Bray, cosin and heire to Sir Reignold Bray, knight of the garter. . . ." 
He states (p. 523) that " His brother Reignold Bray Esquire lieth buried by 
him, but their monuments are so defaced that I can find no further remem- 
brance, neither of their lives, nor of their death." 

Sir Reginald Bray, who acquired the manor of Chelsea in 1485, was 
a distinguished man of affairs in the reign of Henry VII. He has credit for 
the important part he took in arranging the marriage between the Earl of 
Richmond, afterwards Henry VII, and the Princess Elizabeth, and his services 
as statesman were only rivalled by his activities as architect if his reputed 
connection with the designs for St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and Henry 
VII's Chapel, Westminster, has any foundation in fact. In 1496 he made his 
nephew, Edmund Bray, his heir, and died in 1503. We do not know whether 
he was buried at Chelsea, but his brother John, the father of Edmund, was 
interred in the old church, as we learn from the will of his son, who directs 
" my bodie to be buried at Chelsey besides the Sepulture of John Bray 
Esquier." John, second Lord Bray, who died in 1557, was also buried at 
Chelsea, and a full account of his funeral procession from Blackfriars is given 
in a manuscript preserved at the Heralds' College (MS. I. XV., fo. 279). 
In it he is stated to have been " buryed at Chelseye in the myddest of the 
highe chauncell there, with his father and grandfather undre one highe 
tombe there." The tomb and banners are shown in a drawing in the 
Lansdowne MSS., of which a copy is in the Council's collection. 

A modern inscription was placed over this tomb in 1902 by Reginald 
More Bray, K.C., now a judge. The relationship of the members of the 
family, and the succession of the manor may be set forth thus : 




Sir Reginald Bray, K.G., John Bray, Esq r 

Lord of the manor 1485-1503. Buried at Chelsea. 



Sir Edmund, Lord Bray Margery Bray 

Lord of the manor 1503-1510. married Sir William Sandes, 
Buried at Chelsea 1539. afterwards Lord Sandes. 

I Lord of the Manor 1510-15 

John, 2nd Lord Bray, 
Died 1557. Aged 36. 
Buried at Chelsea. 



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17. ADAM LITTLETON, D.D., 1694. 

A plain rectangular tablet of white marble, on two small brackets, 
and crowned with moulded cornice and cleft pediment enclosing a little 
funeral urn with flames. The inscription is the following : 

Hie prope si'tum eft Corpus 

Doctifsimi Viri, et de literis optime 

Meriti, AD AMI LITTLETON 

S:T:P: Capellani REG1J : Canonici 

WESTMONASTERIENSIS : & 

Hujus Ecclef ias (per fpatium 

XXIIII Annorum) Rectoris, 

Omnibus hujus PAROCHI1E 

Incolis unice Chari : e ftirpe 

Antiqua, & Venerabili Oriundi. 

Obijt ultimo die lunij 1694. 
Anno aetatis fuae 67. 

Dr. Littleton was rector of Chelsea from 1669-70 to 1694. His 
Latin Dictionary, which has made his name well known, was published in 
1673. ^ n 1680 he published a volume of sixty-one sermons, which he dedi- 
cated to the inhabitants of the parish. Copies of these two works have recently 
been presented to the church by Mr. Randall Davies. He delivered the 
funeral sermon at the burial of Lady Jane Cheyne on I November, 1669, 
and turned Lord Cheyne's inscriptions for her tomb into Latin. It was 
during his rectorship that the nave and tower of the Church were pulled 
down and rebuilt. 

1 8. MARIA HYDE, 1831. 

A rectilinear tablet with shaped angles of white marble on a grey 
marble background. 

19. THOMAS (1827) AND CATHERINE LONG, 1822. 

A rectilinear tablet of white marble, with horizontal moulded capping 
and two small brackets, on a background of black marble. 

20. EDWARD STANLEY, 1751. 

A simple tablet with shaped outline, the edge moulded with a plain 
bead, inscribed as follows : 

In Memory 
of 

EDWARD STANLEY Efq*. 
of DALEGARTH in the. County 
of CUMBERLAND ^ 

who Died the 23 d of luly /7J/. 
Aged 61. 

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i. ANN STAFFORD, 1722. HUGH STAFFORD, 1729. 

A square inscription tablet of white marble, with projecting bead 
on edge and a semi-circular head carved with branches of palm, inscribed as 
foil* 

Near this Place lies the Body of 

M ANN STAFFORD daughter. O i 
HUGH STAFFORD Ef q of Pynes in 

the county of Devon who departed 
this life July the 3Oth 1722. Aged 18 

years. 

As alfo the Body of HUGH 

STAFFORD Gentleman only fon 

of the afore-faid HUGH STAFFORD 

Efq r who departed this life April 

the 29 lh 1729. Aged 23 years. 

22. ANNA BRIDGE, 1807. 

Shaped tablet, in form of the end of a sarcophagus, on background ot 
grey marble with a cross, and having a white marble panel inscribed in 
Latin. 

23. RICHARD JERVOISE, 1563. 

This monument stands between the Chancel and the Lawrence 
Chapel, and supports part of the wall and roof of the Church. It is probable, 
as already stated, that the tomb originally stood free, and that it was 
brought into service in this way when the arch to the Lawrence Chapel 
was rebuilt in 1784. It is of freestone, now painted, and consists of a deep 
semi-circular arch, with moulded archivolt, standing on two piers which form 
the responds of the arch, pilasters being introduced on the face of the piers 
above the springing, and the whole being crowned by a horizontal entablature 
which breaks forwards over the pilasters. The north and south elevations 
are similar, the entablature consisting of a plain moulded cornice, a very 
deep fluted frieze and moulded architrave. In the centre of the frieze is 
an t scutcheon with a shield of arms and a crest on either side. Two other 
shields are in the sunk spandrels over the arch. The pilasters have strap- 
Work ornament at the frieze level, below which is a conventional palm leaf 
beneath a large flower and festoon of drapery. The responds have moulded 
cornice and base, and two panels, each ornamented with convex flutes or 
rnlk The flutes on the frieze and the panels to the piers below the springing 
are repeated at the ends of the monument, but in the place of the arch is 
a semi-circular headed niche with a shell pattern carved above vertical 
fluting. The soffit of the arch has a continuous band of strapwork in high 
relief, the upper panels of each pier beneath the springing being occupied 
by an achievement of arms on the east face of the west pier, and by 

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an inscribed panel of alabaster let into the other. The inscription is as 
follows : 

VIRTVTIS PRJEMIVM LAVS 
RlCHARDI, LECTOR, GERVOISI FVNERA CERNIS, 

VNA HIC PARTE SVI, CORPORE NEMPE IACET. 
IVRISCONSVLTVS, IVS MORTIS NON FVGIT ATRJE 

IVS HABET IN IVVENES, IVS HABET INQ SENES. 
OMNES ILLA RAPIT, NVLLO DISCRIMINE SJEVIT : 
SERIVS, AVT CITIVS, MORS TRVCVLENTA VENIT. 
ILLA FVRENS IVVENIS IVVENILIA FILA RESOLVIT, 
ANNIS AH, IVVENIS, MENTE ERAT ISTE SENEX. 
HVNC SVPER ASTRA TVLIT VHVE CONSTANTIA, MORTIS 

EXITVS, ET VERjE RELIGIONIS AMOR. 
ILLI VITA FVIT CHRISTVS, MORS OPTIMA LVCRVM, 
MORTVVS ERGO SVIS, VIVIT AT ILLE DEO. 
OBIJT 6 DIE FEB. 

A DNI 1563 
A j<TATIS SVM, 27. 

The arms on the centre shields are sable, a cheveron between 3 eaglets 
argent (Jervoise) impaling quarterly I & 4, sable, within a border gulfs, a 
cheveron between 3 spear-heads or, a molet for difference on the cheveron ; 
2 & 3, azure, 3 beacons burning or. The arms of Jervoise and of the first 
quartering on the impaled coat are given on separate shields, and the Jervoise 
arms also appear in the achievement beneath the arch. The crest, which 
appears also twice on the frieze on both sides of the monument, is a tiger's 
head sable, tusked and maned or. 

It seems evident that the monument is incomplete, and that it was 
originally intended to have an altar tomb beneath the arch.* Indeed, 
there are two extant drawings showing an altar tomb, one in the collection 
of Sir Edward Coates, Bt. (Plate 42), and the other on a pedigree of 
the Jervoise family at the College of Arms. Part of the plinth on which 
the tomb stood was discovered a few years back and restored to its original 
position. 

The inscription on the monument is to Richard, the third son of 
Richard Jervoise, who resided in the old Manor House (afterwards Lawrence 
Housef) after Henry VIII had purchased it from Lord Sandes. 

Thomas Faulkner says that the monument " was probably erected 
to Richard Gervoice, Sheriff of London, who died in 1557,"! but we have 
no record of the date of his death, and Faulkner appears to have given this 
year, owing to the fact that it was the date of the grant of the old Manor 

* Mr. Robt. Chambers states in a note inserted in his MS. (Antiquities in the Church of 
St. Luke, Chelsea) that " the altar tomb, which was wainscotted round, was removed away in 
the spring of 1819 to make the pew larger ; there was no inscription upon it." 

t See Survey of London, Vol. IV, p. 58. 

} Chelsea and its Environs, Vol. I, p. 215. 

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House to John Caryll, the Patent describing the house as " now or late in 
the occupation of Richard Jarvoys.". The elder Richard married Winifred 
Stathum (nee Barnard), whose brother James was the first husband of 
Ursula Sandes. We have already seen that this Ursula was daughter of 
Lord Sandes and ultimately married Thomas Hungerford. The Jervoise 
family history is given with much interesting detail in a paper by Mr. 
F. H. T. Jervoise in The Ancestor, Vol. III. 

24. BALDWIN HAMEY, M.D., 1676. 

A slab of black polished marble, with shaped head and base and 
moulded edge, bears an inscription as below, also a shield of arms in the 
upper portion and a medallion with crest in the lower. 

M. S 

IN ipfo Ecclefiae Adyto 

Sub lato marmore luxta deponitur 

BALDUINUS HAMEY. M.D. 

Academiae Lugdunenfis Batavorum 

Oxonienfis Anglorum 

Collegiique Medicorum Londinienfis 

Deliciae Decus et Defiderium 

Eruditorum olim Afylum 

Facultatis Lumen 

Vera Encyclopaedia 

Ex animo 

Phil-Evangelicus Medicus 
Anglus. 

RADULPHUS PALMER Obiit An JEtaf 76 

Ar. e Soc : Med. Templi Restauratae falutis 

Pronepos pie pofuit. MDCLXXVI. 

Arms : Gules, a fess or between a roebuck or in chief, and three 
molets of six points argent in base. Motto : SITIENDO. Crest : a demihart. 

The stone in the floor of the Chancel covering his grave is inscribed 
as follows : 

THE RETVRN OF BALDWIN HAMEY 

DR OF PHYSIC K ON THE i^th day of May 

BEING WHITSVNDAY IN THE YEAR OF OVR 
LORD ^76 IN THE 76 YEAR OF HIS AGE 

PSALM 146 VERSE 4. 

" HIS BREATH GOETH FORTH AND MAN 
RETVRNETH TO HIS EARTH." 

Dr. Hamey, son of Baldwin Hamey, M.D., whose monument is in 
5 Church of Allhallows Barking, lived at Little Chelsea, having moved 

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there probably after the loss of his library in the great fire of London. He 
was a great benefactor to the Royal College of Physicians, where there is 
still some oak panelling adorned with his arms. The College possesses his 
bust, and a portrait by Snelling, while another portrait (a copy of a painting 
by Vandyck) is now in the Bodleian Picture Gallery. 

25. RALPH PALMER, 1715 : ALICE PALMER, 1708. 

This is a smaller but similar tablet to that of Dr. Hamey, placed just 
beneath his and ingeniously contrived, both by the arrangement of two 
medallions of arms and the curving lines of the inscription, to appear a 
pendant of the upper tablet. 

The inscription runs : 

To the Memory of RALPI/ PALMER of Little Chelsea Esq r and ALICE 

his wife. He was a near Relation to D r HAMEY and after his example 

A kind Benefactor to this Church. He died Feb i ft 1715 aged 80 

Years fhe the 14 th Sep' 1708 Aged 75 

and were here Interr'd. 




Arms : (a) Quarterly I & 4, argent, 3 palmers' staves sable (Palmer) ; 
2, argent, a fess gules between a demi-lion gules in chief, and 3 molets of six 
points azure in base (Oyles). 3 Hamey, as above. 

(b) Gules, a cheveron argent between three boars' heads erased argent. 

Ralph Palmer was the son of another Ralph Palmer, whose mother 
was Dr. Hamey's only sister, and who left a MS. memoir of the doctor, 
which is preserved at the Royal College of Physicians. Many interesting Palmer. 

details concerning the Palmer family have been recorded by Mr. Randall 
Davies from the Verney papers at Claydon House.* 

A small brass plate beneath this tablet records that Dr. Hamey's 
monument was restored in 1880 by the Royal College of Physicians " in 
grateful remembrance of their munificent benefactor." 

Chancel. South Wall. 

26. JANE RUSH, 1815. 

Inscription tablet of white marble flanked by small columns of black 
marble, with moulded cornice and base and a semi-circular head. 

27. ELIZABETH (MAYERNE) DE CAUMONT, MARCHIONESS 

DE CUGNAC, 1653. 

The lower part only of this monument remains the inscription slab 
of black marble flanked by two plain panels, and the moulded ledge, below 

* Chelsea Old Church, pp. 206-214. 

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which is a winged cherub's head and scrollwork, all in white marble. It 
bears the following inscription : 

I). O. M. S. 

ELIZABETHS EQVITIS THEODORI 
DE MAYERNE, BARONIS ALBON^E 
FILIJE, PETRI DE CAVMONT MAR- 

CHIONIS DE CvGNAC (PATRE HEN- 

RICO DE CAVMONT MARCHIONE DE 

CASTELNAVT & AvO lACOBO NONPAR 

DE CAVMONT DVCE DE LA FORCE PRIMO 
FRANCIS MARESCALLO REGIORVM 
EXERCITVVM LONGVM IMPERATORE 
FORTISSIMO, FORTVNATISSIMO INVIO 

TISSIMO, NATl) VXORI DVLSISSIM^ 

LECTISSIM^E CHARISSIMJE . XVI T " 

POST NVPTIAS MENSE ACERBO EREPT-?E 

FATO, CONIVNX IN AMORIS INCONCVSSI, 

& IRRVPT/E FIDEI MONIMENTVM 

MCERENS POSVIT 

OBIIT XIVLII MDCLIII IN PAGO CHELSEY 
IVXTA LoNDINVM 

VlXIT ANNOS XX MENSES VI DIES III 
RESVRGET. 
IYN BEU 

Bowack* states that the monument bore " the arms ot the Mareschal de la 
Force and Sir Theo. Mayerne quarter'd together," but these have dis- 
appeared. 

Sir Theodore Mayerne lived for many years at what was afterwards 
Lindsey House.t 

28. JOHN BEECH, 1836: SARAH BEECH, 1839. 

A white marble tablet with cornice, on a black background with 
pedimental head and shaped outline below. 

29. SIR THOMAS MORE, 1532. 

This now consists of a very low altar tomb with moulded cover-stone 
and base, under a four-centred moulded arch, supporting a canopy with its 
soffit panelled with tracery. Octagonal buttresses, banded with a moulding 
half-way up the shaft, occur on each side and terminate in shields at the level 
of the moulded cornice. A third shield is in the centre of the cornice, and 
above it is Sir Thomas More's crest a Moor's head. The spandrels of the 
arch are carved with fruit and leaf, and each bears a further shield. The 
cornice has a continuous line of cresting carved with foliage. The whole of 

* Antiquities of Middlesex, p. 3. 

t Survey of London, Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, p. ?S. 

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the back of the recess from the springing of the arch down to the base of 
the arch mouldings is occupied by a large marble slab which bears the in- 
scription composed by More, and originally cut in his own lifetime. Above 
the marble is the date 1532. It is probable that no part of the original 
tomb remains other than the inscription slab, the lettering of which has been 
recut, and even this is doubtful, since Aubrey states in his Lives of Eminent 
Men* that More's monument " being worn by time, about 1644, Sir John 
Lawrence of Chelsey erected to his memory a handsome inscription of 
marble." The whole monument was " restored," that is to say remade, 
by Mr. J. Faulkner, statuary of Chelsea, in 1833, as recorded on a small 
brass plate fixed to the plinth. An account of the restoration appears in 
the Gentleman's Magazine for December, 1833. 

The inscription at the present time is as follows : 

THOMAS MORVS VRBE T.ONDINENSI FAMILIA NON CELEBRI SED HONESTA 
NATVS IN LITERIS VTCVNQ | VERSATVS ; QVVM ET CAVSAS ALIQVOT ANNOS 
JVVENIS EGISSET IN FORO ET IN VRBE SVA PRO SHIREVO IVS | DIXISSET : AB 
INVICTISSIMO REGE HENRICO OCTAVO (CVI VNI RfiGVM OMNIVM GLORIA PRIVS 
INAVDITA CONTIGIT VT FIDEI DEFENSOR QVALEM ET GLADIO SE ET CALAMO 
VERE PR^STITIT. MERITO VOCARETVR) | ADSCITVS IN AVLAM EST, DELECTVSQ : 
IN CONSILIVM ET CREATVS EQVES, PROQV^STOR PRIMV, POST CANCELLARIVS | 
LANCASTRI^; TANDEM ANGLIC MIRO PRINCIPIS FAVORE FACTVS EST SED 
INTERIM IN PVBLICO REGNI | SENATV LECTVS EST ORATOR POPVLI, PRjETEREA 
LEGATVS REGIS NONNVMQVA FVIT, ALIAS ALIBI, POSTREMO | VERO CAMERACI 
COMES ET COLLEGA IVNCTVS PRINCIPE LEGATIONIS, CvTHBERTO TvNSTALLO 
TVM | LONDINENSI, MOX DvNELMENSI EpISCOPO, QVO VIRO VIX HABET ORBIS 
HODIE QVICQVAM ERVDITIVS, PRVDENTIVS, MELIVS. Isi INTER SVMMOS ORBIS 
CHRISTIANI MONARCHAS RVRSVS REFECTA FOEDERA, REDDITAMQ ; MVNDO | DIV 
DESIDERATAM PACEM ET L^TISSIMVS VIDIT ET LEGATVS INTERFVIT 
" QVAM SVPERI PACEM FIRMENT FAXINTQ PERENNEM " 

IN HOC OFFICIORVM VEL HONORVM CVRSV, QVV.M ITA VERSARETVR VT NEQ J 

PRINCEPS OPTIMVS OPERAM | EJVS IMPROBARET NEQ : NOBILIBVS ESSET INVISVS, 
NEC INIVCVNDVS POPVLO, FVRIBVS AVTEM ET HOMICIDIS 
MOLESTVS. PATER EJVS TANDEM IOHANNES MORVS EQV^S ET IN EVM JVDICVM 
ORDINEM I A PRINCIPE COOPTATVS QVI REGIVS CONFESSVS VOCATVR ; HOMO 
CIVILIS, SVAVIS, INNOCENS, MITIS, MISERICORS, AEQVVS ET INTEGER, ANNIS 
QVIDEM GRAVIS, SED CORPORE PLVSQVAM PRO jETATE VIVIDO. POSTQVAM | EO 
PRODVCTAM SIBI VITAM VIDIT, VT FILIVM VIDERIT ANGLIC CANCELLARIVM, 
SATIS IN TERRA JAM | SE MORATVM RATVS, LIBENS EMIGRAVIT IN CoELVM AT 
FILIVS, DEFVNCTO PATRE, CVI QVAMDIU | SVPERARAT COMPARATVS ET IVVENIS 
VOCARI CONSVEVERAT, ET IPSE QVOQ : SIBI VIDEBATVR, AMISSVM IAM PATREM 
REQVIRENS ET ^DITOS EX SE LIBEROS QVATVOR AC NEPOTES VNDECIM | RESPICIENS 
APVD ANIMVM SVVM CAEPIT PERSENESCERE. AvXIT HVNC AFFECTVM ANIMI 
SVBSECVTA [ STATIM VELVT ADPETENTIS SENI SIGNVM, PECTORIS VALITVDO 
DETERIOR. ITAQ : MORTALIVM | HARVM RERVM SATVR, QVAM REM A PVERO 

* Vol. II, P . 463. 

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IM Nl SEMPER OPTAVERAT, VT VLTIMOS ALIQVOT VIT^E | *VJE ANNOS OBTINERET 

KOS, QVIBVS HVJVS VIT^E NEGOTIIS PAVLATIM SE SEDVCENS FVTVR/E POSSIT | 

IMMORTALITATEM MKDITARI, KAM REM TANDEM (SI CJEPTIS ANNVAT UEVS) 

. rusiMi PRINCIPIS | INCOMPARABILI BENEFICIO, RESIGNATIS HONORI- 

IMPETRAVIT : ATQ : HOC SEPVLCHRVM SIBI, QVOD | MORTIS EVM NVMQVAM 

CESS'ANTIS ADREPERE QVOTIDIE COMMONEFACERET, TRANSLATE HVC PRIORIS | 

IS OSSIBVS EXTRVENDVM CVRAVIT. QvOD NE SVPERSTES FRVSTRA SIBI FECERIT, 

| INGRVENTEM TREPIDVS MORTEM, HORREAT, SED DESIDERIO CHRISTI LIBENS 

OPPETAT, MORTEMQ : | VT SIBI NON OMNINO MORTEM, SED IANVAM V1T1E 

LlORIS INVENIAT PRECIBVS EVM PUS | LECTOR OPTIME SPIRANTEM PR^ECOR, 
DEFVNCTVMQ I PROSEQVERE. 

Chara Thomae jacet hie loanna Vxorcula Mori 

Qui tumulum Aliciae hunc deftino : quiq : mihi 
Vna mihi dedit hoc coniuncta virentibvs annis 

Me vocet vt puer et trina puella patrem. 
Altera priuignis (quae gloria rara ./Vovercae eft) 

Tarn pia quam gnatis vix fuit vlla svis, 
Altera fie mecum vixit, fie altera viuit 

Charior insertum eft haec fit an ilia fuit. 
O ! fimul, o ! luncti poteramus viuere nos tres 

Quam bene, fi fatum, religioq : sinant. 
At fociet tumulus, fociet nos, obfecro coelum 

Sic Mors, non potuit quod dare vita, dabit. 

The blank space in the inscription marks the position of the words 
" Hereticisque " in More's original draft, and Mr. Randall Davies sees in 
their omission a humorous concession to Erasmus, who erased the words 
when More sent the inscription to him for his approval. This may be so 
if they were omitted on the original stone, but against this view it must be 
remarked that they are quoted by Weever, who, although he says the inscrip- 
tion is " now hardly to be read," gives a version including these words. 

Arms : On the centre shield are: Quarterly i & 4, argent, a cheveron 
engrailed between 3 moor-cocks sable, crests and legs gules (More) ; 2 & 3, 
argent, on a cheveron between 3 unicorns' heads erased sable 3 besants, 
impaling ermine, a fess cheeky or and azure (Arden More's second wife). 

The shield to the left bears More (quarterly as above) impaling argent 
a fess between three galloping colts sable (Colt More's first wife). The 
shields in the spandrels bear More and Colt respectively. 

The monument, as stated in the inscription, was raised by Sir Thomas 
More to his first wife, Jane, with the intention that he and his second wife 
should lie beneath the same tomb. It is stated by Weever that Sir Thomas 
More's body, which after his execution was buried in the Tower, was dis- 
interred and brought to Chelsea. Mr. Randall Davies* has carefully examined 

* Chelsea Old Church, pp. 101-104. F r More's connection with Chelsea see Survey of 
London, Vol. IV, p. 18. 

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the evidence and is of opinion that the removal of the body did not take place, 
and that the head of Sir Thomas More, which was exposed on London Bridge, 
was placed by his daughter Margaret in the Roper vault at Canterbury. 

30. JANE TYNDALE, 1842. 

31. CHARLES MILLER, 1817. 

The above are two white marble inscription tablets surmounted by 
a moulded cornice and funeral urn on a background of black marble with 
pediment-shaped head. 

Charles Miller was a son of Philip Miller, the curator of the Chelsea 
Physic Garden and author of the Gardeners' Dictionary. He was buried 
with his father in the churchyard. 

32. ELIZABETH STEWART, 1717. 
THOMAS STEWART, 1722. 
THOMASIN DAMARR, 1758. 

This is a finely designed tablet in white marble and consists of an 
inscribed slab flanked by two fluted pilasters with foliated capitals and 
moulded bases. The slab projects on each side beyond the pilasters, and is 
finished by carved consoles. The capitals occupy the height of the frieze 
in the horizontal entablature above, and support the cornice over which is 
a segmental pediment. A funeral urn and two lamps, all with flames, are 
placed on the pediment, and in front of the tympanum is an achievement 
of arms. The pilasters stand on a horizontal scalloped shelf over a carved 
apron composed of two console brackets, a scallop shell and a winged cherub. 

The inscription reads : 

Here lyes the Body of 

ELIZABETH STEWART 

Wife of THOMAS STEWART of Barbados Stewart. 

March* 

who departed this life the ig" 1 

Day of February 1717 

Aged 55 years. 

Here alfo lyes the Body of the faid 

THOMAS STEWART 

who departed this life the 2 d 

Day of November 1722 

Aged 56. 

Also THOMASIN DAMARR 

Daughter of the above 

ELIZABETH STEWART 

died April 3o th 1758 
Aged 70. 

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Lawrence. 



11- : Or, a fess cheeky argent and azure within a double tressure 
counter-flowered gules (Stewart), impaling sable, on a cross between 4 fleurs- 
de-lis argent 5 pheons azure. Motto : NOBILIS IRA. 

Thomas Stewart was a benefactor to the church, and he lived at 
No. 32 Cheyne Row, where Thomasin Damarr lived after him. (See 
Survey of London, Vol. IV. Chelsea, Pt. II, p. 67.) 

The Lawrence Chapel. East Wall. 

33. SIR JOHN LAWRENCE, 1638. 

An inscribed slab of touchstone, or black marble, is surrounded by a 
wide border of alabaster carved with arabesque ornament ; a circular 
column of touch with alabaster base and capital of the Corinthian order 
stands on each side, the whole being supported by a moulded ledge of black 
marble with a shield of arms in the centre. A simple moulded cornice 
rests directly on the capitals and the carved border, but is cut away in the 
centre for an achievement of arms, which extends into the tympanum 
under the segmental pediment that crowns the design. 

The inscription reads : 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY 

OF S" IOHN LAVRENCE LATE OF IVER IN Y E COVNTY 
OF BVCKS KNIGHT & BARONET WHO MARRIED GRISSELL 
DAVGHTER & COHEIRE OF GERVASE GlBBON OF BENENDEN 
IN THE COVNTY OF KENT EsQ BY WHOM HE HAD ISSVE 

SEVEN SONS AND FOVRE DAVGHTERS H DECEASED THE 

xn OF NOVEMB". 1638. AGED 50 YEARES. 

WHEN BAD MEN DY & TVRNE TO THEIR LAST SLEEPE 
\YHAT STIR THE POETS AND INGRAVERS KEEPE 
BY A FAIND SKILL, TO PILE THEM VP A NAME 

WlTH TERMES OF GOOD & IVST, OVT LASTING FAME 

ALAS POORE MEN, SVCH HAVE MOST NEEDE OF STONE 
AND EPITAPHS. THE GOOD (INDEED) LACK NONE 
THEIRE OWNE TRVE WORTH'S ENOVGH TO GIVE A GLORY 
VNTO TH' VNCANKERD RECORDS OF THEIRE STORY 

SVCH WAS THE MAN LYES HEERE YET DOTH PERTAKE 

OF VERSE AND STONE BVT TIS FOR FASHON SAKE. 

Arms : Argent, a ragged cross gules ; on a chief azure, 3 leopards' 
heads or (Lawrence). Crest : a demi-turbot. 

The shield at the base bears Lawrence impaling sable, a leopard 
rampant between 3 scallops or (Gibbon). 

For the connection between the Lawrence family and Chelsea, see 
Survey of London, Vol. IV, Pt. II, p. 58, and Mr. Randall Davies' Chelsea 
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Old Church. Inscriptions commemorating the wife and two children of Sir 
John Lawrence are give.n with the floor slabs on pp. 55-6. 

Lawrence Chapel. North Wall. 

34. THOMAS LAWRENCE, 1593. 

A wall tablet with two groups of kneeling figures, each beneath a 
semi-circular arch, to the left the effigies of Thomas Lawrence and three 
sons, and to the right those of his wife, six daughters, and the figures of two 
babies by her side. The arches rest on moulded responds which continue 
as a dado across the back of the monument. Over the arches is an architrave 
and frieze, but the cornice and sections of the rest of the entablature are 
projected forward over three Corinthian columns, which stand free. The 
figures are on cushions on a deep moulded ledge, which breaks forward 
beneath the columns and over three console brackets. Between these 
brackets are two inscription panels. There is a shield of arms in the spandrel 
between the two arches and behind the centre column. A large achieve- 
ment of arms in a circular medallion of strapwork crowns the tablet, and two 
smaller shields on backgrounds of strapwork stand each side upon the 
cornice. 

The inscription reads : 

THE YEARES WHERIN I Liv'o WEARE FIFTY FOWRE 
OCTOBER TWENTYE EYGHT DID END MY LIFE 
CHILDREN FIVE OF ELEVEN, GoD LEFT IN STORE 
SOLE COMFORT OF THEYR MOTHER & MY WIFE. 

THE WORLD CAN SAY WHAT I HAVE BIN BEFORE 
WHAT I AM NOW EXAMPLES STILL ARE RIFE 
THVS THOMAS LARRANCE SPEKES TO TYMES ENSVING 
THAT DEATH IS SVRE & TYME IS PAST RENVING. 

Arms : The arms above the tablet are those of Lawrence (see No. 33 
above) ; to the left and right are the shields of the Merchant Adventurers' 
and the Goldsmiths' Companies. The shield in the arch spandrel bears 
Lawrence impaling : Quarterly I & 4, Party palewise azure and gules, a 
saltire or (Cage) ; 2 & 3, gules, a swan flying argent (Dale). 

35. SARA COLVILE, 1631.* 

This monument shows a ha'lf-length alabaster figure of the deceased, 
attired in grave clothes, and rising from a coffin of black marble. There is 
a similar monument to Lady Salter in Iver Church, Bucks (1631),! and 
another to Constance Whitney in St. Giles', Cripplegate (1628). 

* The date on the monument is a mistake. Mrs. Colvile was buried on l8th April, 1632. 
| Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). Report on Buckinghamshire (South), 
\ i>l. 1, p. 221. 

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At the back of the figure is a shallow semi-circular headed recess 
beneath a canopy formed of a pediment and inscribed frieze standing well 
above the arch, and brought forward on curved brackets. These brackets 
separate the frieze from the architrave, which is thus out of position. A 
portion of the latter projects forward where the brackets rest on free Doric 
columns, and then the architrave continues (a little above the springing 
line) to form the responds of the arch and is carried round the arch itself. 
The space between the extrados of the arch and the canopy is filled with 
carving representing the trumpet call of the Day of Judgment. The columns 
rest on carved brackets above a stone coffin, and are flanked by carved 
consoles. The coffin is inscribed and rests on a moulded ledge, beneath 
which is the chief inscribed panel of black marble within a shaped frame of 
alabaster bearing a shield of arms. 

In the pediment and above on each side are shields of arms. 

The inscription is as follows : 

SACRED 

TO Y K BLESSED MEMORY OF THAT 

VNSTAYNED COPY & RARE EXAMPLE 

OF ALL VIRTVE 

SARA 

WIFE TO RICHARD COLVILE OF NEVTON 
IN Y E ILE OF ELY IN Y E COVNTY OF 
CAMBRIDG ESQ DAVGHTER TO 
THOMAS LAVRENCE 

OF IVER IN Y E COVNTY OF BvCKINGHA ESQ 

WHO IN Y* 40 YEARE OF HER 
AGE RECEIVED Y K GLORIOVS REWARD 

OF HER CONSTANT PIETY 

BEING Y' HAPPY MOTHER OF 8 SONS 

AND 2 DAVGHTERS. 

Wonder not (reader) how this stone 
Should be Jo /mooth & pure : there's one 
That lyes within't, by who/e fayre light 
It /nines Jo cleere & looks Jo bright 
The Cutters art could only give 
A forme unto't : no power to live ; 
Nor /hall it ever loo/e this grace 
Till /he arise & leave the place ; 
For losse of whome y c mournfull Vrne 
Shall fire, and to Cynders turne. 

SHE DYED Y" I7 T " OF APRILL 

1631" 

* See Note, p. 29. 

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This text appears upon the coffin : 

AND YOV SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE 
LORD, WHEN I HAVE OPENED YOVR GRAVES 
O MY PEOPLE AND BROVGHT YOV VP 
OVT OF YOVR SEPVLCHRES. EZEKIEL 37 

VERS 1 3 

and on the frieze : 

FOR THE TRVMPET SHALL BLOWE AND THE DEAD SHALL BE 
RAISED VP INCORRVPTIBLE AND WEE SHALL BE CHANGED. 

i CORINTHIANS 15 
VERS 52 

Arms : The shield in the pediment is that of Lawrence (see No. 33), 
with crest and ribbon mantling. 

The shields above the cornice are both as follows : Quarterly I & 4, 
azure, a lion argent, a label of 3 points gules (Colvile) ; 2, argent, 3 chess 
rooks gules (Walsingham) ; 3, argent, on a bend gules a besant (Pinchbeck) 
impaling Lawrence. Two crests are carved above each shield (a) a lion 
(b) a chess rook. A shield at the base gives azure, a lion argent, a label of 
5 points gules. 

Sarah Colvile was the eldest daughter of Thomas Lawrence (34) and 
married Richard Colvile of Newton, in the Isle of Ely. 

36. WILLIAM FREND DE MORGAN, 1917. 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

WILLIAM FREND DE MORGAN 

ARTIST POTTER INVENTOR NOVELIST 

BORN l6TH NOVEMBER 1839 DIED X 5 TH JANUARY 1917 

WHO DID MUCH OF HIS BEST WORK IN CHEYNE-ROW, THE VALE 

AND CHURCH S T CHELSEA WHERE HE DIED 

Recreating in Ceramic work upon his own vigorous designs the 
colour of the Persian & the lustre of the great Umbrian craftsmen 
Enriching literature by his faithful & sympathetic 
presentment of homely and wry human character 
And beloved by all who knew his breadth of intellectual 
interest, his catholic sympathy, genial humour & lambent wit 

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED BY SOME OF HIS 
CHELSEA AND PERSONAL FRIENDS 




Colvile. 



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37 MARGARET HEWITT, 1762. HENRY HEWITT 1770. 

A wall tablet in the form of a cartouche fixed on the northern respond 
of the arch dividing the Chapel from the nave. 

Near the Pulpit 

South of the middle Hie 

lies the Body of 

MARGARET 

the beloved Wife of 

MR. HENRY HEWITT 

of this PARISH 

died January 17 th 1762 

Aged 58 

AHo the faid 

HENRY HEWITT 

who died May 27 

1771 
Aged 75 

38. HON. CONRAD DILLON, 1901. 

The More Chapel. East Wall. 

39. EDMUND STAUNTON, 1835. 

A small stone tablet carved with Gothic ornament. 

40. SIR ROBERT STANLEY, 1632. 

An elaborate altar tomb of alabaster and black marble, very 
beautifully executed, stands before the east window. A shaped sarcophagus 
with deep-moulded plinth displays in front three panels framed with 
enriched beading, the two side panels bearing inscriptions. Around the 
upper member of the moulded cover stone is another inscription giving the 
name and date of death, etc. On the sarcophagus stand three richly carved 
pedestals bearing elaborate funeral urns, and between these are two alabaster 
draped figures which have the appearance of having been an addition to the 
original design. 

The central pedestal has a portrait bust of Sir Robert Stanley within 
an elliptical recess, above a cherub with outstretched wings. The side 
pedestals, which are smaller in size, have in similar recesses portraits of his 
two infant children, Ferdinando and Henrietta, the latter having a necklace 
with the Stanley badge as pendant. This badge, an eagle carrying a child 
in its talons, forms the finial to the central urn, only here the eagle is repre- 
sented over a nest in which the child lies. The heraldic work on the monu- 
ment is very profuse and finely carved. The Stanley shield is shown on the 

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body of the central urn ; on each side of its pedestal is a coat with numerous 
quarterings described below. On the outer sides of the smaller pedestals 
are carved cartouches, enclosing (left) an oval shield bearing Stanley 
differenced with a crescent, and (right) a lozenge bearing Stanley impaling 
Gorges. One of the figures holds a coronet, and in the other hand a shield 
with the Stanley badge, while the other displays a banner bearing the family 
quarterings. 

The inscriptions are as follows : 

TO THE FAIRE MEMORIE OF THE TRVELY HONORABLE 

S K ROBERT STANLEY K T OF THE NOBLE ORDER OF 
Y E BATH AND SEACOND SONNE TO Y E RIGHT 

HO BLE WILLIAM EARLE OF DARBIE WHOE DECEASED 

Y E 3 DAY OF JANNARY AN DN~I 1632 

On the left-hand panel : 

To say a STANLEY lyes here that a lone 

Were Epitaph enough noe Brass noe Stone 

Noe glorious Tombe noe Monumentall Hearse 

Noe guilded Trophy or lamp labourd verse 

Can dignifie this Graue or sett it forth 

Like the Immortall fame of his owne Worth 

Then reader fixe not here but quitt this Roome 

And flye to Abram's bossome theres his Tombe Stanley. 

There rests his Soule & for his other parts 

They are imbalm'd & lodg'd in good men's harts 

A brauer monument of Stone or Lyme 

No Arte can rayse for this shall out last tyme. 

On the right-hand panel : 

To Y E LASTINGE MEMORIE OF TWO OF HIS CHILDREN 
THAT IS TO SAY FARDINANDO STANLEY HIS SONNE & 
HENRITE MARIA STANLEY HIS DAVGHTER WHOE LYE 
BVRYED WITH IN THIS HIS SEPVLCHER 

The Eagle Death greedie of some good prey 
W th nimble Eyes found where these Infants laye 
He truste them in his Tallents and conveyde 
There Soules to Heauen & here theire ashes layde 
Lett no prophane Hand then these Reliques seuer 
But as they lye soe lett them rest for euer. 

Arms : On centre urn, argent, on a bend azure 3 stags' heads caboshed 
or, a crescent for difference. On the left of the centre pedestal, quarterly 

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it 1 1 : i, Stanley ; 2, or, on a chief indented azure 3 besants (Lathom) ; 3, 

gules, 3 men's legs bent at the knee, and joined at the thigh, garnished and 

spurred (Isle of Alan) ; 4, cheeky or and azure (Warren) ; 5, gules, z lions 

passant argent (Strange of Knockin) ; 6, argent, a fess and quarter gules 

(Woodville) ; 7, or, a cross engrailed sable (Moyne) ; 8, azure, a lion argent 

(Monhault) ; 9, Barry of ten argent and gules, a lion or crowned gules 

(Brandon) ; 10, azure, a millrind cross or (Bruyn) ; II, Lozengy gules and 

ermine (Rokeby). On the right of the centre pedestal the same quarterings 

as above impaling quarterly of 6 : I & 6, argent, a whirlpool azure (Gorges) ; 

2, lozengy or and gules, a cheveron gules (Gorges, ancient) ; 3, argent, on a 

chief gules 3 besants (Russell) ; 4, gules, a lion ermine (Old hall) ; 5, argent, 

a cheveron sable between 3 caters on the dice (Engloes). The banner shown 

in reverse bears the same quarterings as the shield on the left of the 

centre pedestal, except that in the coat of Woodville the quarter is not 

reversed. The smaller pedestals have left, Stanley ; right, Stanley impaling 

Gorges. 

Sir Robert Stanley lived at Stanley House, now St. Mark's College. 
(See Survey of London, Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, pp. 43, 44.) 

41. CATHERINE COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON, 1620. 

A small rectangular slab of marble, formerly part of the monument 
of the Duchess of Northumberland (see No. 45), is now fixed to the east 
wall of the More Chapel. The following is the inscription : 

CATHERINE 

Countefs of Huntington, 2: d 

daughter of JOHN late Duke 

of Northumberland, dyed 

without Yffue, May y e 2: d 1620 

Aged 72. & is below Inter'd 

by her Mother 

More Chapel North Wall. 

42. MICHAEL BENTLEY, 1837, and MARIA SUSANNAH his wife, 

1828. 

JOHN BENTLEY, 1835. 
MARY BENTLEY, 1837. 

A marble tablet of Gothic design. 

43- SIR ARTHUR GORGES, 1625. 

. A brass plate, now fixed to the north wall, is engraved with the kneeling 
ttigies of Sir Arthur Gorges and his six sons on one side of a small table, and 
his wife and five daughters on the other. 

This plate belonged to. a monument which, according to Bowack,* 

* -Intiquities of Middlesex, p. 9. 

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was " rais'd about Four Foot from the Ground," and bore the following 
inscription : 

In Obitum Illustrissimi Viri Domini 

Arthuri Gorges Equitis Aurati Epicedium. 

Te deflent, nati, natae, celeberrime conjux, 
Te dolet arguta maesta Caterva Scholse. 
Ast Lucanus ait, se vivo, non periturum 
Arthurum Gorges, transtulit ipse Deus ; 
Aethereas cupiens Arthurus adire per auras, 
Et Novus ex ejus Nomine natus adest. 

Another brass plate from this monument is also preserved below the 
first. It bears an achievement of arms : Quarterly, I, lozengy or and gules, 
a cheveron gules (Gorges, ancient) ; 2, argent, a whirlpool azure (Gorges) ; 
3, argent, on a chief gules 3 besants (Russell) ; 4, sable, 3 fusils fesswise 
between 3 stags'' heads argent (Budockshead), impaling argent, 6 crosslets 
fitchy, on a chief azure 2 molets or pierced gules (Clinton). Crest : a grey- 
hound's head erased. 

Sir Arthur Gorges lived at Gorges House (Milman House). (See 
Survey of London, Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, pp. 22, 45.) 

44. ARTHUR GORGES, 1668. 

Faulkner * " describes a handsome table monument, with arms and 
carving" which was taken down in the year 1815 to make room for pews 
(see Plate No. 59), and of this only three inscribed slabs of black marble 
remain. The monument stood in the south aisle near Lady Dacre's tomb, 
but its covering slab lies now in the pavement in the north-west angle of 
the More Chapel. It bears an achievement of arms : Quarterly of 6 
i & 6, Gorges ; 2, Gorges (ancient) ; 3, Russell ; 4, gules, a lion ermine (Old 
hall) ; 5, argent, a cheveron sable between three caters-on-the-dice (Engloes). 
The two other inscribed slabs are fixed to the north wall of the More 
Chapel below the brasses of Sir Arthur Gorges, and bear the following 
lines : 

Here lyes interred the body of that Generous 
and worthy Gen 1 Arthur Gorges Esq. eldest 
sone of S r Arthur Gorges Kn' the last surui- 
uing branch of the first male line of that Hon bl 
Family who departed this life the 8 th of Appill 

1668 

He maryed Dame Mary one of the Dau- 
ghters and Coheires of Paul Lord Viscount 
Banning she first maryed to William Lord 
Grandison afterwards to Charles Earle of 
Angelesey and thirdly to the sayd deseced 
Arthur Gorges whom She suruiued ~~ - 




Gorges (ancient). 




Chelsea and its Environs, Vol. I, p. 234. 



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And departed this life 

Lyes here buried with her louing Husband 

To WHOS & HIR OM MlMOREY SHE ERECTED THIS ToMBE 

Here slecpes and feeles noe preffure of y e stone 
he, that had all the Gorges Soules in One 
Here the ingenious, valiant Arthur lies 
to be bcwaild by Marble and Our eyes 
By most beloud. but LOUE cannot retriue 
dead frinds, Has power to Kill not make aliue. 
Let him rest free from envy, as from paine 
when all the Gorges rise heele rise againe 
This last rctireing rome his owne doth call 
who after death, has that and Heau'n has all 
Liue Arthur by the Spirit of thy Fame 
Chelsey it self must dy before thy Name. 

More Chapel. South Wall. 

45. JANE, DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND, 1555-6- 

This tomb is much mutilated, but it must have been a beautiful 
example of a Tudor monument, and closely resembles that of Chaucer 
in Westminster Abbey, erected by Brigham in 1556. It originally con- 
sisted of an altar tomb (which has been removed) within a recess partly 
cut into the south wall beneath the easternmost window of the Chapel. The 
tomb does not appear to have filled the recess but, like Chaucer's tomb, a 
space was left at the west end for the officiating priest. A portion of the 
panelled front of the tomb is built into the wall, and a large fragment of the 
moulded coping slab of Purbeck is preserved, showing the rough surface 
beneath the effigy. This recess has side walls of stone panelled above the 
tomb-level, with two rows of three panels arched and cusped. The western 
wall stands partly free, and has enough width on its western face for two 
panels one above the other. In front of the walls are circular shafts, carved 
with a reticulated pattern, having octagonal moulded caps and bases, and the 
uiMern shaft stands on an octagonal base taken to the floor-level, with arched 
and cusped panels on each face. The cap and base mouldings are carried 
along the wing and back walls. The recess is covered by a flat slab of stone, 
the soffit of which is hollowed and carved with a representation of four bays 
of fan-traceried vaulting, each bay having formerly had a pendant in the 
centre. The whole of the front part of the canopy has disappeared, 
but is represented in the interesting drawing from the Lansdowne 
MSS. at the British Museum, reproduced on Plate 65, and is further 
illustrated by an original drawing preserved in Sir Edward Coates' collection 
(Plate 64). 

The back wall was divided into three portions by miniature buttresses, 
the side parts corresponding with one bay of the canopy vault, and the centre 
with two. In this middle division is an inscription slab of alabaster, rect- 

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angular above, but with shaped angles below and finished with a plain 
fillet. The inscription, which is beautiful incised lettering, reads : 

HERE LYETH Y E RIGHT NOBLE AND EXELLENT PRYNCES 
LADY IANE GVYLDEFORD LATE DVCHES OF NORTHV- 
BERLAND DAVGHTER AND SOLE hEYRE VNTO Y E RIGHT 
HONORABLE S R EDWARD GVYLDEFORD KNiGHT LOR D 
WARDEYN OF Y. E FYVE FORTES Y E WHICH S r EDWARD 
WAS SONNE TO Y E RIGHT HONORABLE S r RICHARD 
GVYLDEFORD SOME.TYMES KNIGHT AND COMPA- 
NION OF Y E MOST NOBLE ORDRE OF Y E GARTOR AND 

THE SAID DVCHES WAS WYFE TO THE RicHT HiGH 
AND MiGHTY PRiNCE IOHN DVDLEY LATE DVKE 
OF NORTHVBERLAND BY WHO1SE SHE HAD YSSEW 

xiii cmLDREN THAT is TO WETE viii SONNES AND 

V DAWGHTERS AND AFTER SHE HAD LYVED YERES 
XLvi SHE DEPARTED THIS TRANsiTORY WORLD AT 
HER MANER OF CHELSE Y E XXH DAYE OF IANVARY iN 
Y F SECOND YERE OF Y E REiGNE OF OWR SO- 
VEREYNE LADY QVENE MARY THE 

FIRST AND IN A MDLV ON 
WHOSE SOVLE IESV HAVE M R CY 



Over the inscription is a circular brass plate engraved with the arms 
of Sir Edward Guildford within the Garter : Quarterly I & 4, or, a saltire 
between 4 martlets sable (Guildford) ; 2 & 3, argent, a bend engrailed gules 
and a chief sable (Halden). To the left of the inscription is another shield 
on a brass plate bearing Guildford and Halden quarterly impaling quarterly. 
I, argent, a fess dancetty sable (West) ; 2, quarterly i. & iv., gules, a lion 
within an orle of crosslets fitchy argent (la Warr), ii. & iii., azure, 3 leopards' 
heads jessant-de-lis argent (Cantelupe) ; 3, barry or and azure, a chief paly 
and quarters gyronny, with an inescutcheon argent (Mortimer). 4 gules, 3 
bendlets enhanced or (Grelle). 

To the right of the inscription is the matrix of a lozenge-shaped 
shield, which is shown on a drawing in the Chelsea Public Library to have 
contained the arms of the Duchess. For the shields formerly on the canopy, 
see the reproduction from the Lansdowne MSS. (Plate 65). 

In the left-hand compartment of the back of the monument is the 
matrix of a brass which originally bore the kneeling effigies of Lady Jane's 
sons. The ribbon on which their names are inscribed in black letter alone 
remains ; it runs as follows, beginning with the youngest : 

Charles, Harry, Gilford, Robert, Ambrose, John, Thomas & Harry. 

The right-hand compartment still retains a brass bearing the kneeling 
figures of the Duchess and her five daughters, with their names inscribed 
on a ribbon above : 




Guildford. 



Mary, M'garet, Katerin, Kat'yn, Temperanes. 



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The Duchess is attired in a mantle bearing her arms in enamel : 
quarterly of 6 : I, Guildford quartering Halden ; 2, West; 3, Le Warr ; 
4, Cantt-lupe ; 5, Mortimer ; 6, Grcllc. 

John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, received the grant of 
Henry VIII's Manor House in 1553,* but he was executed the same year 
in consequence of his attempt to place Lady Jane Grey and his son Guildford 
<>n the throne. The Duchess lived on at the manor house until her death in 
1555-6. Of her children, Harry lost his life at the siege of Boulogne, and 
the younger Harry at St. Quentin ; John became Lord Lisle and Earl of 
Warwick, and died at Penshurst 1554; Ambrose became Earl of Warwick 
and lies buried in the Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick, where also lies Robert, 
created Earl of Leicester, Queen Elizabeth's favourite ; Mary married Sir 
Henry Sidney and became the mother of Sir Philip Sidney ; Catherine 
married the Earl of Huntingdon, and her memorial in Chelsea Church has 
been described above (No. 41). 

46. SIR WILLIAM MILMAN, 1713. 

A tablet of white marble in the form of a cartouche draped and with 
three winged cherubs, one on each side and one at the base. The upper 
part is formed of an excellent achievement of arms surmounted by a small 
iuneral urn. 

The inscription is as follows : 

D. O. M 

et 

Memoriae 

GULIELMI MILMAN Equitis Aurati 
de Interiori Templo LONDINI 

Juris-C 1 '. 
Qui Obijt Chelfeiae Febr. 3. 

Anno jEtatis 64 

et Reparatse Salutis 1713. 

Pofuit Mceftifsima Coniux 

E. M. 

Arms: Azure, 3 sinister gauntlets argent (Milman), impaling sable, 
a cheveron between 3 boys' heads with adders about their necks (Vaughan). 

In the pavement to the north-east of the Dacre monument in the 
s a black marble leger stone with a medallion of the above arms in the 
upper part, and the following inscription below : 

Here Lyeth 
The Body of S" WILLIAM MILMAN K T 

Barijter at Law 

of the Inner Temple 

LONDON 

Survey of London, Vol. II, Chelsea, Pt. I, p. 72. 
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who Died at his Houfe in CHELSEA 
Feb ry y e 3 d in the 64 th Year of his Age 
Annoque Dom 1713. 

Alfo the Remains of 

WILLIAM MILES Efq' 

Uncle to Lady MlLMAN 

Who departed this life Jan y 25 th 1802. 

Aged 76 years. 

Sir William Milman lived at Milman House (formerly Gorges House), 
from which Milman Street is named. (See Survey of London, Vol. IV, 
Chelsea, Ft. II, p. 45.) 

47. WILLIAM HART, 1785, and others (see inscription). 

A plain rectangular tablet of white marble with moulded cornice 
and two small brackets, on a background of grey marble. The inscription 
runs : 

Near this Place are depofited the Remains 
of WILLIAM HART Efq r of Stapleton, in the County of Gloucefter 

Father in Law to Sir FRANCIS MlLMAN Bar' 
who departed this Life 13 th January 1785. aged 85 Years 

Alfo the Remains of GEORGE HART Efq' 
who died 19 th September 1791. aged 86 Years 

Alfo the Remains of JOHN DYER MlLMAN 

who died 6 th December 1786. aged 2 Years and 10 Months 

And FRANCES SOPHIA MlLMAN died 1 1* Dec r 1786. aged 1 1 Months 

And CHARLES DYER MILMAN died 25* Auguft 1790. age d 7 Months 

All three Children of Sir FRANCIS MlLMAN Bar' and Lady MlLMAN 
Daughter of the above named WILLIAM HART Efq r . 

48. HENRY JAMES, 1916. 

A rectangular marble tablet with black rim inscribed : 

IN MEMORY of 

HENRY JAMES O:M. 

NOVELIST 

BORN IN NEW YORK 1843 : DIED IN 
CHELSEA 1916 : LOVER AND INTER- 
PRETER OF THE FINE AMENITIES 
OF BRAVE DECISIONS & GENEROVS 
LOYALTIES : A RESIDENT OF THIS 
PARISH WHO RENOUNCED A 
CHERISHED CITIZENSHIP TO GIVK 
HIS ALLEGIANCE TO ENGLAND IN 
THE I st YEAR OF THE GREAT WAR. 

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49. I'.U I, HF.DFORD, 1871. 

50. A modern marble tablet with curved head and a shield of arms : 
gyronny argent and gules with an inescutcheon or, commemorating 

PETER ELERS, 1753. 
(il.ORGE ELERS, 1784. 
CARFW ELERS, 1821. 
WILLIAM ELERS, 1888. 
\Y M SHRl'BB ELERS, 1900. 

51. CATHERINE MAHON, 1822. 

Nave, East Wall 

52. HENRY POWELL, 1752: ELIZABETH POWELL, 1726. 

A marble tablet in the form of a cartouche with an achievement of 
arms above and a winged cherub at base, fixed to the west face of the northern 
pier of the chancel arch. 

The inscription runs : 



HENRY POWELL 

Departed this Life December y c 8 th 1752. Aged 77 

and is here Interr'd in hopes, of a bleffed Refurrection ; 

near the remains of ELIZABETH his Wife, who was 

A moft Excellent Woman : and Died April 28 tn 1726 

He was a Compleat Gentleman and a Good Chriftian 

He was likewife, BlefPd with Power and Wealth 

which He chiefly exerted ; in the Service of 

the Widow and Fatherlefs : 

And in a long attendance on 

his Sovereign : He behaved with 

the highef t Honour and Fidelity ; 

and never abufed the 
Great Confidence repofe'd in him. 

In Gratitude to the Beft of Parents 

this Monument was Erected 

By their Eldeft Daughter, 

ELIZABETH POWELL 

who died unmarried 
April 23 d 1774 Aged 62 



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Arms : Quarterly I & 4, gules, a lion looking back or; 2 & 3 argent, 
3 boars' heads sable (Powell of Shropshire). Impaling argent, a fess between 
3 stars azure. 

A leger stone in the chancel is inscribed : 



ELIZABETH POWELL Died 

the 28 th of April 1726 PotoeUf 

Alfo 

HENRY POWELL Esq' hufband 

of the above ELIZABETH 

Died December the 8 th 1752 

Aged 77. 

53. MARIANNE, GEORGE AND JOHN DRUMMOND, 1795-6. 

An elliptical tablet of marble, with a knot of ribbon above, is placed 
below the last monument and bears the following inscription : 

In Memory of 

MARIANNE aged four Months. 
GEORGE aged fix Years and 

JOHN aged three Years 

the beloved and lovely offspring of 

GEORGE HAY DRUMMOND. A.M. 

Prebendary of York, and 

ELIZABETH MARGARET his Wife 

whofe Spirits returned unto God 

in the Months of November and 

December 1795, and January 1796 

and whofe mortal Remains repofe together 

within twelve feet South of this Pillar. 

This Tablet is erected 

by their affectionate Parents 

forrowful yet always rejoicing 

that of Such is 

the Kingdom of 

Heaven. 

54. REGINALD JOHN NEILD, 1903. 

A small cartouche of white marble to Reginald Neild, who died at 
Lindsey House, 1903. 

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h Wall. 

55. MARY READ, 1792: EDWARD READ, 1812. 

A tablet of white marble with fluted pilasters at each side and a 
moulded string above and below. Small brackets below the pilasters and 
finials above bear oval rosettes. Above and beneath the tablet is a back- 
ground of black marble with shaped outline, and against the upper part is 
a funeral urn in relief in white marble. 

The inscription runs : 

Near this Place lies Interred 
MARY late Wife of 

EDWARD READ Esquire 

who died the 21" of January 1792 

Aged 57 Years 

Alfo the said EDWARD READ 

who died the 2 nd of April, 1812 

Aged 82 Years. 

Edward Read is given in the Rate Books as residing at No. 3, Swan 
Walk, 1777-1794. (See Survey of London, Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. I, p. 14.) 

56. JAMES BUCK, 1680. 

This tablet has a semi-circular headed inscription-panel surrounded 
by a moulded architrave, with mitred ears carved with foliated ornament. 
Above is a curved pediment, beneath the cornice of which is a shield of 
arms. The horizontal cornice breaks forward on each side over console- 
shaped brackets which are repeated against the wall, and beneath these are 
two plain pilasters. The lower part of the monument consists of a bold 
moulded shelf with scalloped fluting, below which is a double festoon of 
drapery and an underpiece of scrollwork and foliage. 

The inscription reads ; 

Here underneath 

lieth what was Mortal 

of IAMES BUCK Esq. who 

departed this life Dec. 24 A.D. 

1680 in his Climacterical, viz LXIII d year of 

his Age. He was Son to MATTHEW 

BUCK Esq of WINTERBOUR in y< Cou 

nty of GLOUCESTER by MARY his wife 

daughter of S r PETER BUCK of ROCH 

ESTER in KENT Kn. He had to wife 

ELIZABETH daughter of HUMPHREY 

ROGERS of RICHMOND in y County 

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of SURRY Esq by whom he had If sue_ 
five Sons & one Daughter ; TAMES, FRACIS 
ELIZABETH, CHARLES, IOHN, & RICH= 
=ARD ; whereof y c four first are still Survi- 
ving His Wife ELIZABETH having 
lived 20 years married died Nov. 23. 1674 
in y e 5O th year of her Age & lies Buried in 
BARKHAMSTEAD Church in HART = 
= FORDSHIRE with her Ancestors 
JACOBUS F. Optimo fcf Optima 
Parenti M.P. 

Arms : Party fesswise nebuly argent and sable, 3 bucks' attires counter- 
coloured, on a quarter azure a cup or (Buck), impaling argent, a cheveron 
between 3 bucks sable (Rogers). 

57. LADY JANE CHEYNE, 1669. 

CHARLES CHEYNE VISCOUNT NEWHAVEN, 1698. 

This lofty and beautiful monument of coloured marble, containing 
a recumbent effigy of Lady Jane Cheyne, was made in Rome and designed 
by Paolo Bernini, nephew of the famous architect. Mr. Randall Davies 
has printed* a series of very interesting letters written from Rome by 
Edward Altham, who had been commissioned by Edmund Chaloner, Lord 
Cheyne's kinsman, to arrange the execution of the monument. 

The monument is in the form of a finely proportioned architectural 
apparel to the recess which encloses a sarcophagus qf black marble, supporting 
the reclining figure of Lady Cheyne, who is represented as reading a book 
while she rests with one arm on a cushion. She is attired in a long, flowing 
robe, while her coronet rests near her feet. The sarcophagus stands on 
shaped and panelled legs on a panelled plinth which also supports the super- 
structure. This is slightly concave in plan, and is formed of two long 
panelled supports, one each side of the recess, for the horizontal entablature 
above. In front of these stand two columns, on pedestals projecting from 
the plinth, with beautifully carved Corinthian capitals, over which the 
entablature breaks forward and supports a curved pediment. The bed 
mouldings in the curved cornice are brought forward over the columns, and 
also in the centre, where they form a kind of key block or corbel to correct 
the weakness of the arch. The tympanum is carved with conventional 
fruit and foliage, and above the monument is a metal cross and two hearts, 
out of which issue flames. The monument is protected by beautiful railings 
of wrought iron, of evident English make. The standards at the angles and 
in the centre are of spiral form, and have spear heads with hammered scrolls. 

The Latin inscription, is cut in a panel at the back of the recess over 
the figure, and is as follows : 




Buck. 



Chelsea Old Church, pp. 58-65. 



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Che\ne. 



M. S. 

Pientifsimae & Sanctifsimse Heroinas 
Nee tarn Avitis Imaginibus quam Proprijs 

Virtutibus Inlustris ; 
Dominse IANJE CHEYNE 
Exc- 1 D ni GVILIELMI Ducis de Novo Castro 

Filitf ex tribus Natu maximas 
CAROLI CHEYNE Armigeri, 
Conjugis Dilectifsimae Desideratifsimae. 
De qua nihil unquam doluit nisi de Mortua 
Ex qua tres Optimae Spei Liberos Sufcepit 
ELIZABETHAM, GVILIELMVM 
& Venustam Deo CATHARINAM 
Intra paucos a morte Matris menfes 

Fato functam 
Inter csetera Charitatis Opera 

Tectum huic Ecclesice 
Densis trabium ordinibus compingendum 

(quod iam, Deo gratia, effectum est) 
Paullo ante mortem, tanqua ex Legato Dedit 
Vitse Curriculum qua Pietate & Patientia 
Transegerat Peregit VIII Eid Octob. 

Salutis MDCLXIX 
Anno jEtatis, XLVIII 

Conjugij XV. 
Quo toto prope tempore hanc Ficiniam prsesens. 

Nobilitavit Beavit 
lacet, una cum Filiola CATHARINA 
Intra Canttllos, in medio Conditorio Sepulta 
Sub ipsa Sacra Mensa 

* 

On the side of the sarcophagus itself is the following inscription to 
Lord Cheyne : 

M. S. 

CAROLI CHEYNE 

Vicscomitis de Newhaven in Regno Scotias et 
hujus Mancrij de Chelfey Domini Qui hoc 
Monimentu, in Memoria Do ne IAN/E Conjugis sus 
I ma: dilectifsimae Annos abhinc Viginti et Novem 
extruxerat Ac Nunc demum Ipfe 
(heu nimium cito) demortuus 
Et juxta Conjugem suam (pro ut teftamento 

suo defignaverat) in eodem Conditorio 
Sepultus Una cum ilia Beatam Refurrectionem 
oraeftolatur Obij 3o mo die lunij 



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78. 



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Lord and Lady Cheyne lived in Henry VIIPs manor house (see 
Survey of London, Vol. II, Chelsea, Part I, p. 73), and their memory is cherished 
in Chelsea, their name being commemorated in Cheyne Walk. Lady Jane 
was the daughter of William, Duke of Newcastle, and was a woman of 
many great and noble qualities, whose life through the Civil War was an 
eventful one before she married Charles Cheyne and came to Chelsea. She 
purchased the manor, and was a great benefactor to the village, bearing 
part of the expense of rebuilding the church, the roof of which is mentioned 
as her gift in her memorial inscription. Dr. Littleton preached an eloquent 
sermon at her funeral, and this is printed, with his other sermons. 

The Cheyne vault was under the Communion Table in the chancel, 
and was approached by a stair under a stone at the foot of the chancel steps. 
Faulkner prints a Latin inscription* on the entrance to the vault, and 
another slab of polished black marble, which was apparently in this position, 
is now at the west end of the north aisle. 

58. RICHARD GVILFORD, 1680. 

A wall tablet of white marble in the form of a cartouche with small 
funeral urn above and a winged cherub below. The ornament of the upper 
part is composed of drapery, and the lower part is carved with sprays of bay 
and palm leaves. 

The inscription runs : 

Here lye the Bodies of 

RICHARD GUILFORD 

and of his two Wives who 

dyed before him Abigail 

Daughter of lohn Wood 

of the County of York by whom 

he had a Daughter ludeth 

and Elizabeth Daughter of Roger 

Friend of Lambeth in Surrey by whom 

he had two Daughters Anne and Abigal 

and a Son Charles. He gave to this Parifh 

For ever the Yearly Summ of ten Pounds 

to be diftributed on the 5 th of Decemb 1 " 

the Day of his Wedding with 

the aforefaid Elizabeth 

and dyed 16 Nov: 1 680 aged 66 years 

Abigail his youngeft Daughter 

Wife of George Bifhop of Bath 

and Wells and Executrix to 

her Brother Charles 

Guilford Erected 

this Monument 

An : 1709. 

* Chelsea and its Environs, Vol. I, p. 218. 

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59. HFNRY RAPF.K, 1717: KATHERINE RAPER, 1735. 

iall tablet shaped like the end of a sarcophagus. 
The inscription reads : 

NEAR THIS SPOT 
ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF 

HENRY RAPER, ESQ" 

BORN 1 6 th OCTOBER IJIJ ' 

DIED MAY II th 1789, 

AND OF HIS WIFE, 

KATHERINE RAPER 

BORN 9 th JANUARY IJ35 ; 
DIED NOV." 12 1823 

TO WHOSE MEMORY 

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY 

FILIAL RESPECT 

AND AFFECTION 

Henry Raper lived at No. 32 Cheyne Row from 1775 until some time 
after 1783, though whether until his death is uncertain owing to a break 
in the Rate Book records for these years. Catherine Raper lived at 25 Cheyne 
Walk from 1790 until 1802. (See Survey of London, Vol. II, Chelsea, Ft. I, 
p. 74, and Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, pp. 65, 67.) 

60. JENNETT HAMILTON, 1716: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, 1724. 

A curiously designed tablet consisting of a moulded shelf supporting 
an achievement of arms within a frame of two panelled pilasters bent to an 
ogee shape and a small cornice. Beneath the shelf are two brackets and a 
shaped apron bearing the following inscription : 



Beneath this Monu mt lyeth y c Body of IENNETT 
The Wife of ALEXANDER HAMILTON of this Parifh Gent : 
Who departed this Life y e 9 th of Sepf 1716 

In y* 54 th year of her Age 

Here alfo lyeth the Body of the abouenamed 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON who died 

the 3o th of November, 1724 

in the 72 d Year of his Age. 

The shield bears : Quarterly of four, I and 4, sable, a molet between 
three cinquefoils ermine, 2 and 3, sable, a human heart between three 
cinquefoils ermine, (for Hamilton) impaling quarterly, I and 4, argent, a 
lymphad sable, 2 and 3, or, a lion sable. 
Nave. South Wall. 

61. GREGORY FIENNES LORD DACRE, and ANNE LADY DACRE, 
1 594-5- 

A large monument of marble, consisting of an altar tomb, panelled 
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and moulded, bearing the recumbent effigies in alabaster of Lord and Lady 
Dacre. He is in armour, and they both rest their feet on a dog. Above the 
figures is a deep semi-circular arch, the soffit of which is coffered and adorned 
with floral bosses. The moulding of the responds is carried round the sides 
and back of the recess above a panelled dado, the side panels being carved 
with strapwork, while the back is divided into five panels a plain one in the 
centre, two narrow panels of carved ornament and an inscribed panel at each 
end. The space between the arch and the dado has a large inscribed panel 
surrounded by a frame of strapwork and the usual ornament of the period. 
Similar ornament adorns the pilasters flanking the recess, in fpont of which are 
columns with Corinthian capitals and pedestals, which stand at each end of 
the projecting altar tomb. Above the arch and columns is a horizontal 
entablature which breaks forward over the latter and over the keystone, 
which is carved with a winged cherub. The cornice is formed of the convex 
curve, with deep projection, which was in general use at the period, and 
above is a moulded tabling, forming the base of two large obelisks, one over 
each column, between which runs a balustrade. Above this is an achieve- 
ment of arms with supporters within a frame composed of pilasters covered 
with carved work, and carrying an entablature, over which are a winged skull, 
an hour glass, and a balance. A shield of arms within a circular frame of 
strapwork stands on each side of the centre piece above the balustrade. (See 
also under Helm, p. 10.) 

A miniature tomb with the recumbent effigy of an infant lies next 
the altar tomb. The monument is enclosed by beautiful railings with three 
spiral standards and lily-shaped finials, bound together by an enriched rail 
fitted with floral studs. 

Inscriptions. 

In the back of the tomb over the effigies : 

IN OBITVM NOBILISSIMORVM 

CONIVGVM GREGORII. T>. 
DACRES ET ANN.E VXORIS 

QVOS ARDENS COPVLAVIT AMOR IVVENILIBVS ANNIS 

ABSTVLIT ATRA DIES, MORS INOPINA RAPIT 
ILLE PRIOR FATIS DACRORVM NOBILE GERMEN 

OCCIDIT : IN MORBVM AT INCIDIT ILLA PRIV 

QVJE LANGVESCENDO MISERY PR^TEDIA VIT-flE Sackville. 

SENSIT, TAM DVLCI CONIVGE CASSA svo. 

VT TENERI COPDIS CONCORDIA IVNXERAT AMBOS 

SlC IDEM AMBORVM CONTEGIT OSSA LOCVS 
QVOS IVNGIT TVMVLVS CONIVNGVNT CCELICA TECTA 

VT TENEANT CCELVM QVI TENVERE FIDEM 

The final s in PRIVS in the fourth line is omitted. The Q in QVOS and 
QVO in the last two lines appear as o in the inscription. 

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Dacrc. 



The two inscribed panels at the back of the effigies read : 

NOHILIS ISTE VIR OBIIT 2$ 
SEPTEMB. 1594 

and 

NOBILIS ISTA MVLIER OBIIT 
14 MAII 1595 

The centre panel of the sarcophagus is inscribed as follows : 
NOBILIS ANNA IACES PRVDENS SACKVILLIA PROLES 

VlVA TVI DEFLES FVNERA MOESTA VIRI. 
NlL MORTALS PLACET, CCELVM TVA PECTORA SPIRANT 

POSTQ PARCA VIRI CONSCIDIT ATRA DIEM 
F^EMINEI LVX CLARA CHORI, PIA, CASTA, PVDICA 

l.'.RIS SVBSIDIVM PAVPERIBVSQ. DECVS. 
FlDA DEO PERCHARA TVIS, CONSTANSQ DISERTA 

VT PATIENS MORBI, SIC PIETATIS AMANS. 
() QVOTIES MANIBVS PASSIS AD CVLMINA CCELI 

HANC ANIMAM DIXTI, SVSCIPE QVJESO DEVS 
MlXS PIA, CCELESTIS PATRICE PERVENIT AD ARC! M, 

HlC TVMVLVS CORPVS MENTIS INANE TENET. 

Arms : Quarterly of 12 : I, azure, 3 lions or (Fiennes) ; 2, gules, 3 
scallops argent (Dacre) ; 3, argent, 3 bars gules, a label azure (Moulton) ; 4, 
cheeky or and gules (Vaux) ; 5, azure, sown with fleurs-de-lys and fretty or 
(Morville) ; 6, azure, a chief or, 3 cheverons interlaced in base (Fitzhugh) ; 
7, Barry of 8 argent and gules, a fleur-de-lys sable (Staveley) ; 8, azure, a bend 
between 6 crosslets or (Furneaux) ; 9, Barry argent and azure, on a bend 
gules 3 martlets or (Grey) ; 10, vair, a fess gules (Marmion) ; n, or, 3 
cheverons gules a chief vair (St. Quintin) ; 12, Barry of 10 or and azure, an 
eagle gules (Gernegan). Crest : An eagle's head. Supporters : (dexter) a 
wolf-dog argent, collared and chained or, (sinister) a bull, gules collared with 
a ducal coronet and chained or. Motto : POVR BIEN DESIRER. 

On the left-hand shield are the above 12 quarterings impaling 
quarterly or and gules, a bend vair for Sackville. On the right is a shield 
bearing Sackville only. 

Lord and Lady Dacre lived in the house originally Sir Thomas M ore's 
and afterwards known as Beaufort House (see Survey of London, Vol. IV, 
Chelsea, Pt. II, p. 18). Lady Dacre founded Emmanuel Hospital, West- 
minster, to which charity Chelsea has the privilege of sending two poor 
persons as long as the founder's tomb is kept in good order. 

62. HUMFREY PESHALL, 1650. 

A small brass plate 3^x2^ inches bears an inscription to the 
above. Mr. Randall Davies* states that this plate is a forgery, and 

* Chfbfa Old Church, p. 231. 
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was probably put up in the Church by the Rev. John Pearsall when he 
claimed the Peshall baronetcy on its becoming extinct in 1771. It is not 
known why Chelsea Church was selected as the site for the imposture. 

63. ANN LOWFEILD, 1720. 

A tablet of white marble with shaped head and base, on two small 
brackets, with moulded edge. 
Inscription : 

To the Memory of 

M" ANN LOWFEILD 

Daughter of THOMAS LOWFEILD Efq' 

late of this Parifh 

She departed this life 

the 5 th of Decemb r 1720 

And according to her own defire 

lies buried clofe on the outfide 

of this Wall. 

Arms : On a lozenge, six pieces vert and or, a bull's head sable and 
2 garbs on the or. 

" Mrs." Lowfeild lived at 18 Cheyne Row from 1711 until her death.* 

64. JOHN WOOLLEY. 
JOHN CORY GRIFFITH. 
JOHN WELLS LAMBE. 
WILLIAM BRUCE. 

A tablet purporting to reproduce the original stone in the church- 
yard (now unidentified) commemorating the death of four men drowned 
in the Thames on 20 January, 1839. 

65. MATTHEW SQUIRE, 1800. 

An elliptical tablet of white marble, inscribed as follows : 

Near this Spot is Interr'd 
the remains of MATTHEW SQUIRE Efq 10 

Rear Admiral of the Red 

of his Majefty's Royal Navy 

who departed this Life 22 January 1800 

Aged 55 Years 

his Virtues are to well known 

to be recorded here being sincerely regretted 

by all his Friends. 

66. MARY BOLNEY, 1716. 

A tablet of white marble, with moulded cornice and broken pediment, 

* See Survey of London, Vol. II, Chelsea. Pt. I, p. 26 ; also Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, pp. 63, 65. 

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Bolney. 



on a moulded shelf, and two small brackets. The arms which are lying 
under the (Jervoise monument are as follows : Sable, a fess or, between 3 
..ins (\Vybarnd), and or, in chief 2 molets and in base a crescent gules 
(Bolney), impaling azure, 3 mascles or between 2 unicorns' heads erased sable 
(Smith of Yorkshire). 

Near this Place Lyes the Body of 
M BS MARY BOLNEY Widow, late of Little 
Chelsey, Daughter of BARTHOLO* SMITH 
Esq r<> of the Soke in Winchester. She was 
twice Married, first to JOHN WYBARN D Efq re . 
of Hawkwell in Kent by whom she had 

2 Sons & 3 Daughters, & afterwards to 
GEO BOLNEY of Bolney Esq rc by whom 

3 Sons & 6 Daughters, & died in the 88th 
Year of her Age Anno Domini 1716. _ 

67. BENJAMIN DODD, 1796. 

Tablet of black marble with moulded cornice of white marble and 
two small drops of the same. 
The inscription runs : 

Sacred to the Memory of 

BENJAMIN DODD Efquire 

of this Parif h 
who died on the io th of November 1796 

Aged 70 years 
This was a Man. 

68. DAVID HEATLY, 1803. 

An elliptical panel of white marble. 

Nave. West Wall. 

69. ANNE WAKELIN, 1722. 

A simple tablet with moulded segmental cornice and key block on a 
moulded shelf supported by two brackets, inscribed : 

Near this Place 
lyeth interr'd the Body 

of ANNE WAKELIN (Widow 
of THO : \YAKELIN O f York building 

in the Liberty of Weftminster 
Apothecary] who died the 7 th of 
Septenv 1722. Anno ^Etat : 44. 

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70. WILLIAM DANIEL, 1800. 

An elliptical tablet of white marble inscribed : 

e 

NEAR 

the Middle of the South Aifle lies 
the REMAINS of 

WILLIAM DANIEL Efquire 

late a CAPTAIN in the ROYAL NAVY 
who died at Chelfoa the 21 ft Day of February 

1800 

Aged 67 Years 

To whofe MEMORY this Stone 

is erected by his 

CHILDREN 

Captain Daniel lived in No. 8, Upper Cheyne Row from 1790-1794 * 

71. SYDENHAM TEAST EDWARDS, 1819. 

72. JOHN BROWN, 1816. 

73. JOHN WILTON, 1835. 

74. MARY ANNE ALICE BAYLEY, 1824. 

75. ANN CULLIFORD, 1726. 

A rectangular tablet of white marble with moulded frame having a 
shaped overpiece with scrolls, side console-shaped brackets, and a shield of 
arms below between sprays of palm leaves. 

The inscription reads : 

Near this Place lyes Inter'd 
the Body of 

M RS ANN CULLIFORD 

Wife of Culhf rd - 

Cap* RICHARD CULLIFORD 

who Departed this Life 

the 8 th of 7ber 1726 

in the 67 th year of 

Her Age 

Arms : Argent, a fess gules between 3 colts sable, impaling azure, a 
lion crowned between three crosslets or. 

Commissary Culliford appears in the List of Benefactors to Don 
Saltero's Coffee House.f He was buried at Chelsea .on 3rd May, 1738. 

* Survey of London, Vol. IV, Chelsea, Pt. II, p. 74. 
t Ibid., Vol. II, Chelsea, Pt. I, p. 63. 




CHELSEA 

Return Wall 

76. SARAH COLLINS, 1811. 
WILLIAM COLLINS, 1828. 

77. MATILDA CHAMBERS, 1813. 

78. HENRY COOPER, 1824. 

79. ISABEL CLAREMONT, 1824. 

Tower. North Wall. 

80. WILLIAM MONCRIEFF, 1732. 

This tablet over the door to Belfry has the appearance of having 
been part of a larger monument, and is inscribed : 

Hie est Sepultus 
GULIELMUS MONCREIFF 

.tfitatis 73 

Scotiae olim Pastor Episcopalis 

In Academia Sancti Andreas 

Humaniorum Literarum Profefsor 

Plurimorum luvenum Nobilium 

Dum peregre' sunt Profecti 

Praeceptor. 

Morum Integer, 

Linguarum Peritus 

Rerum atque Hominum Sciens 

Obij' i Aprilis Anno Domini 

1732 

81. WILLIAM CLARKSON, 1712. 

A simple marble tablet with horizontal cornice and cleft pediment 
enclosing a small urn, inscribed as follows : 

In the vault under the ftairs that leads 
up into y e new Gallery lyeth the body 
of M K WILLIAM CLARKSON fon of Mr. 
IOHN CLARKSON of this Parifh who 

died June the 2O th 1712 

in the 33 d year of his Age 

In the fame vault lyeth the bodyes 

of three of his children viz : 

one Daughter & two fons 
THEODOSIA born May y c 24 th 1704, buried 

Aug ft y e 28 th 1704. 
ABRAHALL born Oct bT y e 26 th 1705. buried 

Juney' 8 th 1708 

GILBERT born Aug ft f V 1709 buried 
Sep^y* 1 8 th 1710 

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82. HESTER HILL, 1699: THOMAS HILL, 1713. 

A marble inscription tablet with panelled pilasters at the sides and a 
horizontal entablature with cleft pediment enclosing a small funeral urn ; 
supported on a moulded and scalloped ledge with small fluted console 
brackets and a winged skull and foliage below. 

In the Uault under the ftaires, 

that leades up into the new Gallery, 

lyeth the body of M RS . HESTER HILL 

Wife of M K THOMAS HILL of this Parijh 

who dyed Jan: 3o th 1699. in the ^i /l 

year of her Age. 

In the same Vault lyeth also y e 

body of y' above named M R THOMAS HILL . 

who dyed Nov ir y' 3 d 1713. in the 

75 th year of his Age. 

Tower. South Wall. 

83. ANNA MARIA SUTTON, 1745. 

Sacred to the Memory 

of 

ANNA MARIA POWEL 
The late Beloved Wife 

of 

Cap' DAWLY SUTTON 

Who was deliver'd from the Prifon of 

the Body the 12 th day of November 1745 

in the 5o th Year of Her Age 
Reader forbear nor Shed One Ufelefs Tear 
Her Soul is fled, the Body now lies here 
But when Immortal Life it fhall put on 
By Pow'r deriv'd from GOD'S Eternal SON 
Then Death no more fhall seperate the Pair 
But Endlefs joys fhall crown the Waking Fair 
Till then Sufpend thy Thoughts of what She is 
But Live like Her and Gain Eternal Blifs. 

FLOOR SLABS. 

In the pavement of the church are slabs bearing the following in- 
scriptions, over and above those already noticed in connection with the 
wall monuments. Their position is shown by the numbers on the plan 
(Plate 15). 

In the Chancel. 

84. Purbeck slab, showing matrix of brass. (See under Brasses, p. 5.) 

85. Purbeck slab, with matrix of brass. (See also under Brasses, p. 6.) 

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86. IN Memory of . 

M [KSl SUSANNA BARKER 

(late c f this Parifh) 

died October 29 th 1793 

AGED 72 YEARS 

87. Beneath this Stone 

lie the Remains of 

NICHOLAS RAY Efq r 

of this Parifh he died 

with a firm reliance 

upon the Mercy of 

Almighty God the 24 th 

day of Sept' I7 88 

Aged 72 Years. 

88. UNDERNEATH THIS STONE 

LYETH INTR'D THE BODY OF 

THOMAS PUTLAND 

ESQ" WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

ON THE 14 OF IULY ANNO DOM 

1723 IN THE 72" YEAR OF His. 

AGE 

Thos. Putland lived at 2A, Paradise Row (1712-23). (See Survey oj 
London, Vol. I, Chelsea, Pt. I., p. 25.) 

89. Here lyeth the Body of 

HENRY LUSSAN ESQ" 

some time One of his Alajesties 
Juftices of the Peace for the 

County of Monmouth 

who departed this Life the 2 d day of 

February 1750 In the 8o th Year 

of his Age 

In the Vault beneath this Marble 
are deposited the Remains of 

MRS CATHERINE HORTON 

of this PARISH who departed this Life 

On the 15 th of January 1782 
And was Niece of the above Inscribed 

HENRY LUSSAN E SQ 

Above the inscription is a coat-of-arms ; now defaced. 
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S . . . 
MR GEORGE 

who Departed this life 
Nov 4 177 . , 
Aged . . 



In the Lawrence Chapel. 



91. THE 

SACRED TO MEMORY 

OF 

THE HONOURABLE DAME GRISEL 

RELICT OF THE HONOURABLE S" 

IOHN LAURENCE LATE OF IVER IN Y E 

COUNTY OF BUCKS KNIGHT AND BARONET 

SHEE DIED IN HER HOWSE AT CHELSEY 

THE l6 OF MARCH IN THE YEERE OF 

OVR LORD 1675 AGED EIGHTY YEERES 

A FRUITFULL PARENT OF CHILDRENS 

CHILDRENS CHILDREN 

Chast Prvdent Vertuous all her life 
as a right widdow mother wife 
loe here shee lyes who was all thi[s] 
And more which tongue cannot exp[ress] 

92. Sacred to the Memory 

of 

HENRY LAVRENCE TVRKY MARCHANT 

YOUNGEST SONNE OF S R loHN LAVRENCE 

KN T & BARONET, WHO DYED IN THE 

3O T " YEARE OF HIS- AGE THE I4TH OF 

OCTOBER 1667 

Heere rests y e weary Marchant having tride 
And finding this world's traffick vaine defide 
That empty triffle now hes gon to trade 
In th' other world for gaines which never fade 
Thence yow shall see when He acquits this Vrn 
of euerlasting Grawnes A braue returne 
the stock of goodnefs hee imbark d before 
Ensures him there an hundred fold And more 



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,,, In humble Hope of a Blefsed 

Rcfurrection 

Her lyeth whatfoever 

was Mortall of the Excellent 

M RS FRANCES LAURENCE 

Eminent for her truly Loyall 

Principles to the Crown, 

And Constancy to the Church 

of England in the worft of Times 

and for Threescore and ten years 

space Allwais a Virgin : She was 

Second Daugh" to S IOHN LAURENCE 

of Iver in the County of Bucks 
K' and Baronet by Dame GRISSELL 

his only Wife 
An Ofspring worthy of such Parents 

She departed this life at Chelfey 
the 28 th day of November 

Anno Domini 1685 
In the Nave (north part}. 

01. Here Lyeth the Body 

Of IOHN CRAUFORD 

Esq T who died Dec y e 19 

An : Dom 1720 in the 

In the 49 th year of his 

age 

John Crauford, styled by Bowack " one of her Majesties Commis- 
sioners, Son to Commissary David Crawford" lived in No. 4, Paradise Row, 
and afterwards, from 1714-19, in Ormonde House. (Bee Survey of London, 
Vol. II, Chelsea, Pt. I, pp. 24, 26.) 

95. Underneath are Interrd 

the Remains of ANNE 

the Wife of THO S BUBB 

of this Parifh Gent : 

She departed this Life 

the 30 Jan. 1760 

Aged 80 Years 

Also of THOMAS Husband 

of the above ANNE BUBB 

who Died Sep r . 25 th . 1760 

Aged 86 
Also ELIZABETH their 

Daughter the Beloved 

Wife of M R . THO. LINDSAY 

Apoth y in Weftminfter 

who Died April 24 th 1769 

56 Aged 58 



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96. Here lyeth Interd y e Body 

. . . ANNE CRESPIN 
who departed this life y e 2" day 
of July . . . year of her age 

... 172 . 
. . lieth the . . 
M RS ANNE CRESPIN 
Mother of the above said and wife 
of CAP T DANIEL CRESPIN of this 

parish who departed this life the 
. . day of May 1750 in the 43 rd year 

of her age 

Here likewise lieth interred 

the body of the above named 

CAP 1 DANIEL CRESPIN 

who Departed this life 

12 th day of June 1743 

in the . . Year of his Age. 

Mr. Crespin is among the list of Benefactors at Don Saltero's. (See 
Survey of London, Vol. II, Chelsea, Pt. I, p. 63.) 

97- M RS ELIZABETH THOMPSON 

Died 4 th April 1796 
Aged 56 Years 

98. M RS ANN BANKS 

late of this Parifh 

Died March i : 1759 

In the 79 tb Year of her Age 

Over the inscription is a coat-of-arms bearing on a lozenge within a 
circle the following : a cross between four fleur-de-lys. Bantss 

99. C. H. 

Jan y y' 14 ... 

100. MRS. MARY ANN HODSDEN. 

Obiit 29 Maii 1801 
jEtat 58 

MR JOHN ELDERTON 

late of the City of LONDON 

PACKER died March 23 rd 1767 

in the 4o th Year of his Age 

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101. ... Body . . . 

AI K JOHN HUTCHINS 

late of this PARISH 

Died February 8 th 1762 

Aged 67 years 

Alfo 
MRS. ELIZABETH HUTCHINS 

Wife of the above 

Who Departed this life 

Dec r 3 : 1762 

Aged 64 Years 

:'f (centre). 

102. Intus hie conquiefcunt 
Cineres & Offa SARA LUTTRELL 

Memoriae perquam charae 

quae Pleuritidis Morbo etiamfi exanimata 

Spe tamen Refurrectionis beatae fulcita 

Et Chrifto Redemptore freta 

Nono die lulij placide emifit Spiritum 

Anno Domini MDCCXXII ,/Etatis vero LXIII 

NARCISSVM LVTTRELL Armigerum, Maritum 

Et Francifcum Filium Unicum moerentes 

Et Superftites relinquens 
Unde mori moneamur omnes 

NARCISSUS LUTTRELL A* 

Hydrope- conf ectus 

Minimo cum Luctu animam efflavit 

XXVI die lunii MDCCXXXII 

Anno jEtatis LXXV 
.FRANCIS LUTTRELL 
ESQ R Died June y e 5 th 1749 
In y e 66 Year of his Age. 

103. ELIZABETH FRANKLIN 
Daughter of THOMAS FRANKLIN 
& said ELIZABETH [FRANKLIN] 

Aged . . . 

. . departed . XXXI . . 
i6[ 9 8] 

104. Repo ELLS 
RI[CARD] ORUM 

GVLIELFM] i6qc 

RICARD 

'[695] 
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105. ELIZABETH LEAVER 

ob D[ec'] [6] 1762 
an [Jit] 71 



1 06. Here l[ieth] the Body of 

M RS FR[ANSES] A[RABELLA] K[ELRY] 
who Departed] this life the [z d ] d[ay] 
Of Novmb ... in the . . [year] of 



107. THE BODYES OF T[WO] 

INFANTS ONE OF THE L D 
ROBERTS BARON OF TRVRO 
THE OTHER OF HIS SONS 

ROBERT ROBERTS 
LYE HERE INTERRED 



1 08 M R JOHN HUTCHINS 

Son of JOHN and ELIZ h 

HUTCHINS of this 

Parifh. Died Dec i8 th 

1765. Aged 45 Years 



109. M R NATHANIEL FIRMIN 

Died 13 February 1753 
Aged 63 

M R NATHANIEL FIRMIN 

his Son died 28 October 
1767 Aged 24 Years 

M RS .... FIRMIN Died 
Nov r . . Aged 6 1 

Nave (south part). 

no. In Memory of 

M RS ANNA MARIA DOW D ALL 
Died 22 d Septem r 1795 
Aged 71 Years 

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in. In Memory 

of M RS MARTHA DENVER 

Died Jan" i8 th 1795 

In the 64 Year of Her Age 

(and others after 1800) 

112. In Memory of 

M ih JANE DORRELL MORRELL 

Who died Dec 26 th 1798 
Aged 1 6 Years 

Alfo M RS FRANCES MORRELL 
Died JUNE io th 1802 
(and others after 1800) 



113. Here lies the Body of 

M K FRANCIS THOMAS Director of y' 

CHINA PORCELAIN Manufactory of 

Lawrence Street CHELSEA Departed 

this Life Between the Hours of Ten and 

Eleven O'Clock Sunday night y e 6 th Jany 

1770 in the 45 th year of his Age 

Surely The Tendereft Husband 

The Beft of Fathers And y Sincereft Friend 

Whofe Death is Greatly Lamented 

By us And by all his Friends 
Oh But when The Great God does call 
And summons us Both Great and small 
Therefore Let us My Friends Prepare 
Like this the Best of Fathers here 



1 4- HERE LYETH THE BODY 

OF M RS /ARAH WADE y* 

WIFE OF BRYAN W[ADE OF] 

THIS PARISH GENT 

WHO DIED y e 7 OF AUG 

1710 
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In the Tower. 
115. 



Here lyeth y e body of 

SUSANNAH CALDWELL 

Wife of IOHN CALDWELL who 

Departed this life y e 24 th day of feb ry 

In y" [51] year of her Age and in y e year 

Anno Domini 



116. 



117. 



Alffo y e body of] IOHN CALDWELL 

H[usband of y e ] Above said who Dyed 

J[an y e ] in y'' 35 th Year of his Age 

Anno Dom 1721 

In Memory of 

M R EDWARD ANDERSON 

Who died Auguft the 25 th 171 [9] 

Aged 76 Years 

Alfo 

M R EDWARD ANDERSON hi[s son]. 
Who died June the 17 ..... 

Aged 85 Years 
Who was Many Years Mas[ter of] 

CHELSEA HOSPI[TAL] 

and Alfo to his Majesty . . . 

at Hampton Court 

Richmond and Kew 

[HERE LYEJTH Y" BODY 
.... STEVENS OF 

[Y E PA]RISH OF S NT 
.... WESTM T 

[WHO] DEPARTED THIS 

[LIFE] . . . 27TH 1723 

....... YEAR 

OF HIS AGE 

Here also lies the Body of 

M R CORNELIUS ROSE of the 

same Parish he died May the 22 

1731 in the 58 Year of his Age 

Here also lyeth the Body of 
M RS MARGARET ROSE wife to the 

above and who Departed this Life 

the .... Day of February 1732 in 

the [3]! Year of her Age 



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CHELSEA OLD CHURCH 




IV. MONUMENTS IN THE CHURCHYARD 

The following inscriptions include all the stones which can with any 
certainty be ascribed to the period covered by the London survey (i.e. up 
to and including the year 1800). Wherever the lettering is now illegible 
the inscriptions have been completed from Robert Chambers' MS. in the 
Chelsea Public Library. All restorations are shown by square brackets 
unless the whole inscription is marked as illegible. 



1 1 8. On the stone covering the grave is the following on plates of iron 
fixed into it : 

PHILIP MILLER 
OB DEC 18. 1771 JE 80 

CHARLES MILLER 
ONLY Sox OF THE ABOVE 

PHILIP MILLER 

DIED 6TH OCT*. 1817 

AGED 78 

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119. In the N. wall of the Churchyard is fixed a large monument with 
the following inscription much defaced by the weather. The monument 
is similar to that of Woodcock (No. 123) but without a pediment. Crest: a 
goat's head on a crown surmounts the inscription panel and a coat of arms 
is carved below. 

Near this place under a stone with his name on it 
lyes y body of JOHN PENNANT Gent 2 son of DAVID 
PENNANT of Bighton in y e County of Flint Esq 
who departed this life y e 5 day of lune 1709 Aged 69 
In whose memory this monument was erected by 
his mournfull widow who designes to be 
interr'd [in the same] gr[ave] 

Had virtue in perfection pow'r to f ave 
The best of men from the Devouring Grave 
Pennant had liv'd but 'tis in vain to flie 
The fatal stroke where all are doom'd to die 
Farewell lov'd Spouf e since want of Words appears 
T'exprefs my grief i'll moan thy lofs in tears 
Which like Nile's Cataracts f hall tumble down 
And with their briny Streams my Paf sions drown 
Here may thy Afhes undif turb'd remain 
Till thy wive's duf t reuifits thee again 
Then sacred quiet to the day of doom 
Seal the inclofure of our catacomb 

Arms : Three bars wavy, (this coat, with three martlets on the 
centre bar, was an ancient quartering of Pennants) impaling a cross flory 
between 4 martlets. 

Note. Partly illegible. 

1 20. On a flat stone beneath the monument cut in large letters. 

IOHN PENNANT GEN*. ' 

1709 
Here lyeth the body of 

S[ARAH PENNANT] 

with her husband M r JOHN 

PENNANT who departed this 

life the 29 th day of Nov r 

1713 
Aged 71 years 

Note. Nearly illegible at present. 

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121. On a flat stone : partly illegible. 

Here lyeth 

Intr'd y e Body of 

[Francis] BRAREWOOD 

who departed this life y* 

25 th of September Aged 

10 Months 5 Days 

Anno Domini 

1723 

Also y c Body of DIANA 
BRAREWOOD who Died 
Feb y c 24 th 1724-5 Aged 
3 Months 

At the other end of the stone is an inscription to Peter Thomas, 
waterman, dated 1809. 

122. On a table monument, once surrounded with iron rails : almost illegible. 

Here lyes the Body of 

ROB T BUTLER Esq 

late of this Parish 
who Died Dec r 12, 1712 

Aged 6 1 

Here also lyes the Body of 

M RS MARTHA BUTLER 

His wife who Died 

the 5 th of May 1739 

Aged 85 

123. On a large monument towards the east end of the recessed portion of 
the north wall of the churchyard is the following : 

Near this place under a f tone with his 
name on it lye's interr'd the body of 

ROBERT WOODCOCK Gen': who 
was born at Upton near Glocefter on 

"the 3<D th of September 1642 

and departed this life at Cheljey 

the 4 th of April 1710 

124. On a flat stone : 

Sacred to the Memory of 

JOHN CHRISTIAN NEWMAN Gent 

who died December 6 th 1766 Aged 57 Years 

Alfo WILLIAM MCCANNON 
grandfon to the Above Aged 5 Months 

Alfo MRS. ANN NEWMAN 
who died November 25 th 1796 Aged 72 Years 

Another inscription to Patterson added to the above in 1820. 
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125. On a flat stone : 






126. 



M R RICHARD DOODY 
Died December 12, 1745 

Aged 44 Years 

M K JOHN [GLASS] 

Died November II th 1763 

Aged 41 years 

MRS MARY TOOLE[Y] 

Died January 6 th 1777 

aged 56 years 



Here refts 
MRS MAR . 



[w]ho died i6 th Sep r 



In the . . Year of her Age 
[E]LIZ[ABET]H ODDAM 

, . . of the above who departed 
. . . Aged . . . 



127. On a flat stone : 



[Miss] ESTHER NEWSHAM 
[died Nov r 1756 Aged 6 years] 

[Hannah Richards] 
[died 1 6 th 1758 Aged 4 years] 

Also 
[M r ] Richard [Newsham] 

[of this parish] 
[died March 17, 1760 Aged 42] 

Also 
[M rs Richard Newsham] 

[of this parish] 
[died Dec 1 i8 th 1779 Aged 65 years] 



CHELSEA 

I2S. On a table monument of stone. On the south side. The whole 
now almost illegible. 

UNDER THIS MONUMENT 

IV A VAULT ERECTED BY HER FATHER 

I.I IS THE BODY OF M KS SARAH EYRE LATE THE 

WIFE OF M" 

FRANCIS EYRE AND ONLY CHILD OF M INNES OF THIS TOWN 
SHE WAS A WOMAN EMINENT IN THE PRACTICE OF ALL MORAL 
VERTUES AND OK A SWEET AND COURTEOUS DISPOSITION WHICH 
HUNG HEIGHTENED BY A REFIN'o TASTE AND IMPROv'o BY 
I MVERSAL READING RENDER'D HER AMIABLE TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW HER 
THE DIFFIDENCE SHE HAD OF HER OWN MERITS PLAc'o HER 
AMONGST THE MOST MODEST OF HER SEX AND HER PHILOSOPHIC 
TURN <>F MIND MADE THE TRANSITION FROM LIFE TO DEATH 
VERY INCONSIDERABLE TO HER SO THAT HAVING Liv'o WITHOUT GUILE 
SHE DIED WITHOUT DOUBTS BELOVED AND LAMENTED THE IO OF 
APRIL 1756 IN THE $2 YEAR OF HER AGE 

And several lines entirely illegible. 

129. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 
M ks ELIZABETH MASON 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

THE 19 OF JUNE 1799 

AGED 50 YEARS 

/ WAIT FOR THE LORD MY SOUL 
DOTH WAIT AND IN HIS WORD 

DO I HOPE PSALM 130 VERSE 5 

130. On a flat stone : 

Here lyeth the Body of 

M MARY LOWE 

Wife of M HUMPHREY .LowE 

of this Parif h who Departed 

this Life July the 30"' 1750 

Aged 57 Years 

Also the Body of 

M K HUMPHREY LOWE 

Husband of the said MARY LOWE 

who Departed this Life the 
Twenty first day of April 1751 

Aged fifty three Years 
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131. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

M R JOHN STICKNEY Carpen' 

Late of this Parifh 

Departed this Life 

May the i6 Ul 1756 

in the 55 th Year of his Age 

Alfo HANNAH his Widow 

Died ye 3 d Day of February 

1763 Aged 73 Years 

132. On a headstone : 

IN MEMORY 

OF 

M RS JANE OWEN 
THE BELOVED WIFE OF 

M R WILLIAM OWEN 
WHO DIED MAY I3TH 1774 

AGED 60 YEARS 

ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED 

M R WILLIAM OWEN 

OF THIS PARISH 

DIED FEBRUARY 25. 1776 

AGED 82 YEARS 

And later inscriptions. 

133. On a headstone : 

To the Memory of 

Mr James Tulloh 

of Turnham Green 

Who departed this Life 

Nov r the 6 th 1 796 

(Aged 63 Years) 

Not wearied out through length of days 
Nor lingering Pains nor dire disease 
But in the House of God at Prayer 
He unto Death fell a Victim there 
A victim for who could withstand 
His fatal Dart and Stern command 
Hence Reader learne prepar'd to be 
Least unawares Death seize on thee 

This stone was erected by his disconsolate widow. 
Note. Inscription now entirely illegible. 



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On a flat stone at the back of the last : 

In Memory of 

M KS ANN TULLOH 

who died June 13'" 1782 

Aged 49 years 

Alfo the Body of 

M KS ELIZ TIBETTS 

who departed this life y e 22 nd Nov 

Aged 67 Years 

Alfo the Body of 

M K JAMES TULLOH of Turnham 

Green who departed this Life on 

the fixth day of November 

[In Chcswick Church] 

[During Divine Service] 

in the [year of our] Lord /7<?6 

[Aged 63 Years] 

134. On a flat stone : 

Here lyeth Interred y e Body of 

WILLIAM FRANCIS who departed this 

Life y e i8 th day of February in y e 8o th Yeare 

Of his Age Anno Dom: 

I 7 [2 5 ] ?6 

Nere this place also lyes Interred two Wifes 

Of y c sayed WILLIAM FRANCIS 

Viz Honour who dyed y e 15 th of May 

1695 Aged 50 Years 

Also Elizabeth who dyed 
September 1719 Aged 54 Y[ears] 

1 35. On a flat stone raised on a stone curb, to the memory of Charles Lafield 

ALSO OF 
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE 

WHO DIED 24 th SEPTEMBER 1795 
AGED 38 YEARS 

136. On a flat stone : 

Here lieth the Body of 

M R SAMUEL DUFFIELD 

late of this PARISH 

Died 2 I st of April 1772 

Aged 52 years 
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137. On a flat stone . 

Here Lyeth Interr'd the Body 
of M KS BARBARA MORRIS Late 
Wife of M K BENJAMIN MORRIS 
who departed this life y e 2" of 
February \~J2\ Aged 27 Years 

138. On a flat stone : 

Here lyeth the Body of 

M R WILLIAM SWINDELL 

late of Knightsbridge Brewer 

who departed this life 1 8 th of May 1742 

Aged 44 Years 

Alfo the Body of 

M RS ANN SWINDELL 

Wife of the abovesaid who dyed 

December 3o th 1742 in the 52 nd Year 

of her Age 

139. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

SAMUEL DUFFIELD fon of 

THOMAS and ANN DUFFIELD 

of S T George's Bloomsbury 

who departed this life 

June 24 th 1765 
Aged 5 years and 1 1 months 

Alfo 

to the Memory of 

The above M RH ANNE DUFFIELD 

who departed this life 

May 14 th 1798 

Aged 82 Years 

Alfo 

to the Memory of 

The above M K THOS DUFFIELD 

who departed this life 

March 5th 1800 

Aged 75 Years 

140. On a flat stone : 

[Sacrejd to the Memory of 

AI R JOHN GASKELL 

who died Dec 3 d 1778 

Aged 29 

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i_p. On a flat stone : 

Here Lyeth the Body of M r 

IOHN HERGEST of 

S T Martins in the Fields who 

Departed this Life the tenth 

Day of June Anno Domini 

1721 in the fortie fifth 

year of his age. 

142. On a table monument surrounded with iron rails : 

Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL RUSH 

The only Son of SAMUEL and HENRIETTA 

MARIA 'RUSH of BROMPTON in the 

COUNTT of MI DDK who after a 

Painful struggle for many years with ill 

Health departed this Life 9 th April 1799 

in the 15 th Year of his Age 

The pious and manly virtues of his mind 
the softer graces of innocence and youth 
and the truly excellent disposition of a heart 
improved into the highest sense of filial duty 
and affection ; and which by natyre seemed 
to be born for all that was good and amiable 
have made his loss to his fond and afflicted 
parents, who were long the partners of his pains 
and sufferings, irreparable and who with 
his relatives and friends for ever will lament him 
In resignation in grief and affliction his sorrowing 
parents now pay this tribute to his honoured 
memory as the last sad proof of their 
piety and parental love 

Also to Samuel Rush 1820. 

143. On a flat stone defaced three parts down : 

MR [SAMUEL GIL]BERT 

Di[ed March n 1780 

Aged . . . Years] 

Alfo IANE JENNINGS 
Wife of the above SAM. GILBIRT 

Died Nov 26 1793 Aged 59 
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144. On a flat stone, partly defaced, against the wall : 

[Here lyeth] the Body of 

[.\!ARY CADE Daugjhter of 

[M R LUKE and ELIZABETH] CADE 

[of this Parish Died March 2 I st ] 1784 

[in the 23 d year of her] Age 

[also M RS ELIZABETH] CADE 

[Wife of M R LUKE CADE] 

[She died June 22 d . 1800] 

[Aged 80 years] 
And others after 1800. 

145. On a flat stone now against the wall beside that of Cade and to the 
east of the Rush table monument. 



3n flBemori? of 

M R STEPHEN WHEELER JACOB 
CITIZEN and FINTNF.R of LONDON 

late of this Parifh 
Died October 28 th 1784 

Aged 37 years 
Also Mrs. Mary Jacob, 1821. 

146. On a flat stone : Here lyeth y e Body of 

M r lohn hodge of S l 

Clements danes Who 

Departed this life y e 2 d of 

April ann Dom, I7o[3] 

In y e 58 year of his age 

Also underneath this stone Lyeth the 

Body of MR IOHN ODER of [this Parish] 

who Departed this Life the 29[ th of MayJ 

1732 in the 57 th Year of his [Age] 

147. On a flat stone : Here lies the Body- 

of MRS ANN BUNCE 

Wife of MR THOMAS BUNCE 

of this Parish who departed 

this life March 13"' 1793 

Aged 30 years 



. RACHEL BUNCE Wife of 
THOMAS BUNCE who died at 
[Marylebon] June . . . 1801 

[35 7 ears ] 



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14*. A headstone, mostly illegible, now thrown down on its face. 

149. A flat stone partly illegible. Thos: Jones, and Mrs. Anne Jones. 

150. On a flat stone : 

In [Memory of] 

MRS MARY PAGE [Widow of the] 

late CAPTAIN PAGE ... in His 

[MAJESJTYS R[egi]ment of 

Dragoon G[uards w]ho died 

[March 26 th ] 1781 in the 62 d Year 

of her Age 

151. Qn a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

M KS SARAH HOWELL 

who died November 2 nd 1798 

Aged 45 Years 

And others later than 1800. 

152. On a flat stone : 

[B]ODY of 

[JOSEPH COO]KSON 

of this PARISH 

who dep[arte]d this life 

Aged 54 Years 

Alfo of MARY COOKSON 

Wife of the above Died 
May the 4'" 1773 Aged 66 

M R GEORGE COOKSON 

Ormond Houfe Paradife Row 
July 29'" 1791 Aged Sixty one 
-. to the above Joseph Cook/on 

153. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

M R ROBERT TATE of this Parish 

Died the 6 th of Jan ry 1780 

Aged 47 years 

Also 

M R SAMUEL SUTTON who was 
Born in the Parish of Penshurst in 

Kent March 24 17-6 
Died in this Parish March i 8 ' 1706 

Remainder illegible. 
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154. On a flat stone with a coat of Arms defaced : 

[Here lies Interred 

M r Alexander Reid & Frances his Wife 

He died November 3 d 1735 Aged 40 

She died May 12, 1743 Aged 60 

Likewise 

Six of their Children 

Mr. George Reid died July 25 th 1745 Aged . . . 
M r John Reid died May 5 th 1755 Aged 33] 

EMANUEL and IAMES 
HENRIETTA and ITHAMAR 
Died Infants 

Alfo 

M R THOMAS REID 
who Died Nov r 19 1778 in his 5o th year 

155. Against the north wall of the Church is an oblong tablet with 
sarcophagus-shaped wings on which are inscribed a skull and crossbones sur- 
mounted by an hour-glass. 

Here lyeth the Body o/M RS JOANNA RHODES 

the wife of CHRISTOPHER RHODES Esqre and 

Daughter o/SiR OLIVER BOTELLER Bart of Teston 

in Kent She died May y 6 . . 1757 aged 74 

Reader 

The Hour approaches 

and Thou Heedest it not 

the Fatal Moment steals on apace 

and Thou regardest it not 

Yet a little while and Thou also 

Shall descend to the Mansion of . . . 

And mingle with the . . . 

Wouldst thou he happy 

Be Virtuous 

and 

Follow 

156. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

M RS MARGARET Wife of 

M R THOMAS ROWLEY 

CARPENTER of this PARISH 

Died January ye 3O tb 1781 

Aged 48 Years 

[To this Sad Stone Whoere thou art draw near 
Here lies the friend Most lov'd the Wife most dear 
Who neer knew Joy but friendship might divide 
Or gave her husband Grief but when she died! 

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157. A flat stone, illegible- except a date 1771 and a name Parkins of a date- 
about 1810, folloued by other inscriptions. 

i ;S. On a flat stone : 

In Memory of 

M K JOHN GYLES 

late of this PARISH 

BARGE BUILDER 

Died JANUARY 17 th 1783 

Aged 69 Years 

Also of M RS REBECCA GYLES 
Wife of the above died February 
[the] io th ] 1793 Aged 72 [YJears 

And others after 1800. 

1 59. On a flat stone : 

Here Lieth the Body of M R JOHN MANN 
of this Parish who Died December y ro th 

1728 Aged 65 yea r s 
Alfo the Body of HENRY MANN SON 
Who Died May y 6 31, 1743 Aged 44 Years 
Alfo [8] More of their Children ' 

who Died in their Infancy 

Alfo the Body of M ks SARAH MANN 

Wife of the Abovesaid JOHN MANN 

who Died April y 24 th 1755 

Aged [84] Years 

Alfo 6 of their Grand Children 

who Died in their Infancy 

Alfo here lyeth the Body of 

ELIZABETH MARY Daughter of 

the Abovesaid JOHN and SARAH MANN 

who died August y 6 13, 1759 Aged 25 Years 

Alfo lieth the Body of JOHN MANN 

Grandson of the above JOHN MANN 

Died May 19, 1763 Aged 5 years 

Alfo Here lieth the Body of 

M' ; JOHN MANN son of the Above 

JOHN and SARAH MANN who died 

April the 7 th 1774 

Aged 62 Years 

Alfo the Body of M RS SARAH MANN 

Widow of the above died 25' Oct r 1801 

Aged 59 years 

1 60. A table monument, not decipherable. Part of the name appears on 
the North side : Capt: Samuel S . . . . 

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161. On a table monument of stone : 

In this [P ' auli\ lie the Bodies of 

M R ANTHONY BROMWICH 

of the PARISH of ST CLEMENTS DANES 

[who died Sep r 15 th 1692 Aged 84 years] 

And ANN Wife of 

M R GEORGE BROMWICH 

who died Decem r 15 th 1694 Aged 52 years 

Also M R GEORGE BROMWICH 
[Clerk of the Check to the Messengers 

eldest son of] 

M R ANTHONY- BROMWICH 

who died March [i5 th 1691 Aged 51 years] 

Alfo M R ANTHONY BROMWICH [Junior] 

Apothecary [and CITIZEN OF LONDON 

who died Decem r i8 th 1697 Aged 52 years 

Alfo M K Tho Bromwich 

of this Parish son of] 

M R [Anthony Bromwich Senior] 

who died [August 5 th 1710 Aged 63 years] 

A[nd Elizabeth] W[ife of] 

M R THOMAS [BROMWICH] 

Daughter of M R [Sam' Smith] 

[of this PARISH] 
who died April [i5 th 1714 Aged 47 years] 

On the South Side (all illegible) : 

In this vault lie the Bodies of 
M r Robert Abbott 

of this Parish 
who died October I st 1727 

Aged 77 years 

M rs Ann Abbott 

and Daughter of 

M r Tho: and Elizabeth Bromw h 

died Nov r 7 th 1720 

Aged 59 years 
Also two Reids after 1813. 

On the North Side (all illegible) : 

In the Vault lie the Bodies of 
M r Thomas Abbott 

of this Parish 
who died February 5, 1773 

Aged 64 years 

And M ra Jane Abbott 

wife of M r Thomas Abbott 

who died April 26 th 1 765 

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162. On a headstone : partly illegible : 

/ \ MKMORT OF 
MRS ELIZABETH GROVE 

WHO DIED AUGUST THE I st 179! 
AGED 29 YEARS . . 

ELIZA DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE 

DIED AUGUST 8"' 179! AGED 3 WEEKS 

Remainder after 1800 

163. On a flat stone : 

EGERTON EVANS son of 

RICHARD EVANS Esq r and 

his wife DIANA (of the 

Paryh of Chelsea) born 

the 25 th day of Janua ry 

1714 and departed this 

life the [i 5 th of Mar 17}* 

Aged seven weeks 

Richard Evans 

second son Died on 

the 27 of August 

1717 aged 12 day 8 ] 

164. On a headstone against the wall : 

In Memory of 

M RS MARY RATTRAY 

who died August the 14 th I78[6] 

Aged 38 Years 

Also David Rattray after 1800 

165. Munden (illegible). 

1 66. A large monument in Portland stone to Sir Hans Sloane, Bt., standing 
in the S.E. corner of the churchyard. This consists of a pedestal with 
moulded cornice and plinth having enriched inscription panels on the north 
and south faces and carved on the east and west with heraldic emblems. 
On the pedestal is a large funeral urn carved with serpents beneath a canopy 
supported by four semicircular arches springing from four square angle 
columns. The spandrils above the arches are carved, and round the whole 
there runs an unbroken entablature of Doric detail. The monument is 
finished above with a flat pyramidal stone. 

On the East side are the following arms : Gules, a sword in pale, point 
down, argent, hilt and pommel or between two boars' heads cut off at the 

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neck, or, on a chief ermine a lion passant gules between two mascles sable. 
On an escutcheon of pretence quarterly, I & 4, argent a cockatrice sable 
(Langley), 2 & 3, argent, on a bend vert three wolves' heads erased argent 
(Middleton). 
The inscriptions are : 

On the north face : 

Here lies interred 

ELIZABETH Lady SLOANE 

wife of Sir Hans Sloane Bar 1 

who departed this life 

in the year of our Lord 1724 

and the 67 of her age 

On the south face : 

To the memory of 

SIR HANS- SLOANE BAR T 

President of the Royal Society, 
and of the College of Physicians, 
who in the year of our Lord 1753, 

the 92 d of his age 

without the least pain of body 

and with a conscious serenity of mind, 

ended a virtuous and beneficent life. 

This monument was erected 

by his two daughters 

ELIZA CADOGAN and SARAH STANLEY 

167. On a flat stone : 

Under this stone lies the Body [of] 

M ks MARTHA BATES Wife of 
M R JOSEPH BATES of this Parifh 

Died 9 th November 1757 

and their son M R THOMAS BATES 

Died November the 21 1791 

Aged 56 Years 
And others after 1 800. 

168. A headstone against the East Wall of the Chancel : 

SUSANNA 

late Wife of 

MR JEHU HOWELL 

of this Parifh 
Died October 23 1776 

Aged 6 1 Years 

Alfo M R JEHU HOWELL 

Huf band of the above 

Died Oct r 5 th 1787 

Aged 8 1 Years 

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169. A portion of a stone adjoining the latter to the south, name illegible. 

170.* A long, narrow stone to the south of the above : 

[Here also] lyeth the Body of ROBERT CHURCHIL 

Son of ANDREW and MARGARET CHURCHIL Who 

I )cparted this life the [l9 tb day of ... 1738] 

Jn the 2[9 th ] Year of his Age 

171.* A similar but smaller stone to the South of the above : 

ALSO THE BODY OF 

M R ANDREW CHURCHIL 

AND MARGARET HIS 

WIFE HE DIED AUGUST 

THE 5TH 1734 AGED 62 

YEARS SHE DIED FEB 
THE JD 1732 AGED 59 

YEARS 

172. A flat stone broken in several pieces : 

Underneath this stone 
is Interr'd the Body of 

M RS MARY BERWICK 
Wife of 

M R B 

On an adjoining fragment : 

.... year of her .... 

.... above named 

.... BERWICK 

.... Jan" 13 th 1778 

.... 80 Years 
On a very small fragment : 

[BER]WIC[K] 

173. On a flat stone : TO THE MEMORY 

OF 

M k JOHN PRICE 

OF THIS PARISH 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

THE 30 th DAY OF JUNE 1785 

AGED 75 YEARS 

/.'/. II'. IS /.V AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND 

AN INDULGENT FATHl-K, 
AND A TRULY HONEST WORTHY WIN 

* Thfif two inscriptions are stated by Robt. Chambers in bis MS. in the Chelsea Library to 
have been cm the south side of a table monument to Samuel Forrest, who died in 1692 

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ALSO 

TO THE MEMORY 
OF 

M KS MARGARET PRICE 

RELICT OF THE ABOVE 

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 

THE 15 DAY OF SEPTEMBER IJC)l 

AGED 76 YEARS 
WHO WAS A SINCERE CHRISTIAN 

AN EXEMPLARY WIFE 
.1X1) A MOST TEXDER MOTHER 

174. On a flat stone : 

In the adjoining Grave 

are depofited the Remains of 

MR JOHN COLLINS 

late of this Parif h 

who died 17 th Auguft 1761 

Aged 46 Years 

Alfo the Remains of 

M RS ELIZABETH COLLINS 

Relict of the above 

M R JOHN COLLINS 

who died 24 th October 1787 

Aged 74 Years 

Likewife in the adjoining Grave 

are depofited the Remains of 

M R JOHN COLLINS 

son of the above 

JOHN AND ELIZABETH COLLINS 

who died 13 th October 1789 

Aged 42 Years 

Alfo in the adjoining Grave 

I are depofited the Remains of 

M RS SARAH COLLINS 

Relict of the above 

M K JOHN COLLINS 

who died \j^ January 1798 

Aged 52 years 
And two more after 1800. 



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Chamberlaine. 



i-;. On a large stone tablet with a shaped head against the S.W. corner 
of the nave, with two small brackets under : 

1703 

POSTERITATI 
SACRUM 

MORE MA!ORUM 
EXTRA URBIS POMCERI^E 

luXTA VlAM PUBLICAM 

IN TUMULO EDITIORE 

HEIC PROPE INHUMARI VOLUIT 

EDVARDUS CHAMBERLAYNE 

ANGLUS CHRISTICOLA LEGUM DOCTOR 

Ex ANTIQUA COMITIS TANQUERVILLAE 

PROSAPIA NORMANNICA ORIUNDUS 

ODDINGTONIJE NATUS 1616 

GLOCESTRI^: GRAMMATICA 

OxONlI JURISPRUDENTIA 

LONDINI HUMANITATE 

IMBUTUS FUIT 

PER GALLIAM, HISPANIAM, ITALIAM, HUNGARIAM 

BOHEMIAN, UTRAMQUE GERMANIAM, DANIAM 

ET SUECIAM 

MIGRAVIT 

SUSAN NAM CLIFFORD EX EQUESTRI FAMILIA PROGNATA 

IN MATRIMONIUM DUXIT 1658 

NOVEM LlBEROS GENUIT SEX LlBROS COMPOSUIT 

TANDEM 1703 IN TERRAM OBLIVIONIS 

SEMIGRAVIT 

BENEKACIENDI UNIVERSIS ETIAM ET POSTERIS 

A DEO STUDIOSUS FUIT, ur SECUM CONDI 

Q]USSERIT LlBROS ALIQUOT SUOS CERA OBVOLUTOS 

SERAE FORSAN POSTERITATI ALIQUANDO PROFUTUROS 

ABI VIATOR, FACSIMILE 
DEUS TE SERVET INCOLUMEM 

HOC MoNUMENTUM 

NON IMPUNE TEMERANDUM 

IN AMORIS JUXTA AC MCERORIS TESTIMONIUM 

PON i CURAVIT 

GUAL. HARRIS 

M.D. 

AMICUS. AMICO 
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On the lower portion of the last tablet is the following : 

Whereas the Abovementioned Edward Chamberlayne 
Did Intend by deed or Will to Settle A certain 

Annual sum upon this Parish for Charitable 

Ufes his Son John in duty to his will & refpect 

to his memory has given Ten Pounds per Ann 

for Ever to pay for the instruction of five Poor 

Children Natives of this parifh in 

the adjoyning Charity School 

and apprenticing one of y e 

Said Children yearly 

1 76. On a small pedimented tablet on the west side of the south door 

POSTERITATE SACRUM 
HlC IUXTA SITUS EST PEREGRINUS CLIFFORD 

CHAMBERLAYNE Dux MARINUS FILIUS NATU 
MAXIMUS EDVARDI CHAMBERLAYNE 

LEGUM DOCTORIS 

NATUS.FUIT HAGAE COMITIS 20 JAN. 1660 

Qui TUM LINGUIS SCIENTIIS LIBERALIBUS 

STUDIO LEGUM MUNICIPALIUM ARTIBUS 

PlNGENDI, PSALLENDI, DIGLADIANDI, MODULANDI 

TERRA ET REGIONES DlMETIENDI 
SED PR^ OMNIBUS OPERAM NAVIGANDI DEDISSET 

QUATTUOR MUNDI PLAGAS LUSTRASSET, REGI 
PATRI^ FIDELITER AC STRENUE CONTRA GALLOS 

ET IN DOS MERUISSET. HEU PRAEMATURE IN 

TERRAS OBLIVIONIS SEMIGRAVIT 

6. NOVEM. 1691. 

HOC MONUMENTUM NON IMPUNE TEMERANDUM 
PONI CURAVIT MO2RENS PATER 



Upon a strip of marble over the south door is the following 
inscription : 

177. Hie JUXTA IN CONDITORIO DEpoNiTUR EDVARDUS CHAMBERLAYNE 

FILIUS NATU | MINIMUS EDV. CHAM. L.L.D RIS QUI IN SCHOLA WESTMON 
POSTEA IN ACADEM OxON DEINDE IN COL. T'EMPLI INTF.RIORIS LoND : EDUCATUS, 
TANDEM PRO REGE ET PATRIA CONTRA GALLOS PER MARE MERERI MALUIT, UBI 
PER SEPTF.NNIUM VITAM AGENS MARINAM TUM DEMUM | FATALE PLEURITIDE 
INTRA QUATRIDUUM ABREPTUS FUIT OPTIMA SPEI IUVENIS NATUS NONO | 
KAL. OCTOB. MDCLXIX DENATUS PRIDIE IDUS MAII : MDCXCVIII 

Hoc MONUMENTUM PONI CURAVIT PATER MOERENS 

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( )n a -mull tabK-t with a pediment over and two small brackets under 
the tablet, on the ea>t side of the south door : 

178. ^ P. S. 

UlC JUXTA IN CoNDlTORIO IACET ANNA 

I.mvARDi CHAMBERLAYNE LL.D. FILIA UNICA 
LONDINI NATA xx IANUARII 1667 

Qu^ DIU SPRETO CONNUBIO MACNAQUE 

SUPRA SEXUM ET CETATEM MOLIENS 

XXX" luNII. 1690 

CONTRA FRANCIGENAS ARMIS, HABITUQUE VIRILI. 

IN RATE FLAMMIFERA SEX HORAS SUB DUCE FRATRE 

PUCNAVIT DUM VIRGO FUIT DUM CASTA VIRAGO 
HEROUM POTERAT STIRPEM GENERARE MARINAM 

Nl PRAEMATURIS FATIS ABREPTA FUISSET 

REDUX AB ISTA NAVALI PUGNA AC POST ALIQUQT 

MENSES NUPTA JoANNI SPRAGG ARMIGERO " 

QUOCUM VIXIT AMANTISSIME SESQUIANNUM TANDEM 

l.MXA FILIAM POST PAUCOS DIES OBIIT 

XXX C OCTOBRIS 1691 

HOC MONUMENTUM UXORI CHARISSIMAE NEC NON 

PUDICISSIMvE PONI CURAVIT MARITUS 

MOESTISSIMUS 



179. On another larger stone tablet near the S.E. corner, resembling 
No. 175 : 

NEAR THIS PLACE 
IN A VAULT BELONGING TO 
THE FAMILY LIES INTERRED 

THE BODY OF SUSANNA 

CHAMBERLAYNE LATE WIDOW 

OF D R EDWARD CHAMBERLAYNE 

AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF RlCHARD 

CLIFFORD ESQ DESCENDED FROM 

THE ANCIENT AND NOBLE FAMILY 

OF THE CLIFFORDS LORDS OF 
FRAMPTON IN THE COUNTY OF 
GLOCESTER AGED SIXTY NINE YEARS AND 

3 MONTHS SHE DYED THE 17 OF 

DECEMBER IN THE YEAR 01 OUR LORD 

1703 

1 80. Illegible. 

1 8 1.- Illegible. 
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182. A table monument of stone just to the east of No. 145 (the flat 
stone to Stephen Wheeler Jacob) almost illegible. 

Robt: Chambers gives the following inscriptions : 



On the slab at top : 



Christopher Cratford 

Gentleman 

of the Parish of 

S l Giles in the Fields 

buried here by 

his own order 

He dyed November the 8 th 

1782 Aged 82 



On the south side : 

Here lies y e Body of 
Clayton Milborne Esq re 
of y e Parish of S l Giles in y e Fields 
He died Sept 12 1726 TEt: 47 
Haueing Purchased y 6 ground 
Whereon this Tomb is erected 
Of this Parish for a Buryal 
Place for y 6 above named 
Christopher Cratford his 
I ricle, Himself & Family 
Anno 1702 



Also the Body of 

Clayton Milborne Esq 

Eldest son of the aforesaid 

Clayton Milborne 

who died the II th of June 1744 

in the 28 th year of his Age 

Here Lieth the Body 

Christopher Milborne Esq re 

he departed this Life the 19 th 

of August 1802 Aged 87 



At the east end 






Here lies also intered 

the Body of 
Ann Milborne 

the Wife of 

Christ 1 Milborne Esq re 

who departed this Life 

the 2 nd of August 1707 

Aged 60 Years 



APPENDIX 

LIST OF KI-XTOKS, AND INCUMBENTS OF THE OLD CHURCH 

Rectors : 

Reginald de S Albans . . 1289-90101299 

Sir Robert de Starandone 

Roller de Berncrs . . .. . . 1316 

William dc Bray .. .. 1316101318-19 

Nicholas Hosbounde .. 1318-19101348 

Martin de Moulish .. 1348 

William Palmer .. 1368 

Thomas de Preston . . . . . . . . 1 368 

John Basset .. .. 1368101371 

John Wright de Stansted . . 1371 to 1372 

[ohn de Foydon (v. Foxdon) 1372 to 1374 

Richard Mokynton 1385 

Richard Everdon .. .. 13851^1388 

John Beaugraunt .. .. .. .. 1388*101392 

John Bishop .. .. .. .. .. 1392101394 

John Balsham .. .. .. .. .. 1394101394-5 

Robert Orum . . . . . . . . . . 1 394-5 

John Cambridge .. .. .. ... 1406 

Peter HyneuyL .. .. .. .. 1411 

John Abbey .. .. .. .. .. 1411 

Robert Broun .. .. .. .. .. 1413 

Richard Cosyn .. .. .. .. 1413 

John Scarburgh . . . . . . . . H33 

Geoffrey Medewe . . . . . . . . 1433 to 1435 

Alexander Broun .. .. .. .. 1435101442 

Thomas Boleyn .. .. .. .. 1442 

William Walesby v .. .. .. T 45 

William Lilly .. .. .. .. .. 1450101451 

Thomas Shalers .. .. .. .. 1451 

William Fideon .. .. .. .. 1451101454 

John Pennant .. .. .. .. .. 1454101455 

"William Hcbbing .. .. .. .. 1455-6101456 

William Massanger .. .. .. .. 1456101469-70 

William Mille .. .. .. .. .. 1469101481 

John Mardelay .. .. .. .. 1481101486 

Thomas Machey, A.M. . . . . . . 1486 to 1492 

( leorge Percy alias Card . . . . . . 1492 

\\illiamlngelard .. .. .. .. 1502 

Robert Tunstall .. .. .. .. 1502101503 

Thomas Loworth .. .. .. .. 1503 

Robert Dandie .. .. .. .. 1530 

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John Larke .. .. .. .. .. 1530101543 

Robert Richardson .. .. .. .. 1543101554 

James Proctor .. .. .. .. .. 1554 

Richard Myers .. .. .. .. 1554101558 

Matthew Myers .. .. .. .. 1558 

Robert Richardson . . . . . . . . Restored 

John Churchman .. .. .. .. 1569101574 

Thomas Browne, S.T.B. . . . . . . 1574 to 1585 

*Richard Ward . . .. .. .. .. 1585101615 

George Hambden, A.M. .. .. .. 1615 to 1632 

Samuel Wilkinson .. .. .. .. 1632101669 

Adam Littleton, D.D. .. .. .. 1669-70101694 

John King, D.D. .. .. .. .. 1694101732 

Sloane Elsmere .. .. .. .. 1732101766 

Reginald Heber . . . . . . . . 1766 to 1770 

Thomas Drake, LL.D. . . . . . . 1770 to 1775 

W. Bromley Cadogan, M.A. . . . . . . ^775 to T 797 

Charles Sturgess, M.A. . . . . . . *797 to 1805 

Hon. G. V. Wellesley 1805 to 1832 

John William Lockwood, M.A. . . . . 1832 to 1836 

Charles Kingsley, M.A 1836101860 

A. Gerald W. Blunt, M.A 1860 to 1901 

Archdeacon H. E. J. Bevan, M.A. . . . . 1902 

Incumbents : 

John Rush, LL.B. .. .. .. .. 1832101855 

Robert Henry Davies, M.A. . . . . 1855 to 1908 

Sherburne Povah Tregelles Prideaux, M.A. 1908 to 1912 

Malcolm Stuart Farmer, M.A. .. .. 1912 to 1916 

Weston Henry Stewart, M.A. .. .. 1916 



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INDEX TO NAMES 



Page 

Abbott, Thomas, also Ann, Jane and 

Robert 75 

Altham, Edward 43 

Anderson, Edward <i\ 

Anglesey, Charles, Earl of 35 
Anglesey, Mary, Countess of, see Gorges. 

Arnold, Miles 4 

Ashburnham, Hon. William 5 

Aubrey, John - 25 



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Buck, Sir Peter - 42 

Buck, James, Francis, Elizabeth, Charles, 

John and Richard (children of James) 43 
Buckby, Maria 16, 17 

Buckby, William 17 

Bunce, Ann, also Rachel and Thomas 71 

Burleigh, Lord - 2 

Burnell, H. H. 8 

Butler, Martha and Robert - 64 



Banks, Ann 57 

Banning, Mary, Viscountess, see 

Gorges. 

Banning, Paul, Viscount 35 

Barker, Susannah 54 

Barnard, James - 16, 22 
Barnard, Ursula, see Hungerford. 
Barnard, Winifred, see Jervoise. 

Bateman, Elizabeth - 12 
Bates, Joseph, also Martha and Thomas 77 

Bath and Wells, George, Bishop of 45 

Bayley, Mary Anne 51 

Bedford, Paul 40 

Beech, John and Sarah 24 

Bentley, John, also Maria, Mary and 

Michael 34 

Bernini, Paolo 43 

Berwick, Mary 78 

Bolney, George - 50 

Bolney, Mary 49, 50 

BoteDer, Sir Oliver, Bt. 73 
Boteller, Joanna, see Rhodes. 

Brarewood, Francis and Diana 64 

Bray, Edmund, Lord - - 6, 17, 1 8 

Bray, John, 2nd Lord - 1 8 

Bray, John 1 8 
Bray, Margery, see Lady Sandes. 

Bray, Reginald Moore, K.C. 1 8 

Bray, Sir Reginald 1 8 

Bridge, Anna - - 20 

Brigham, Nicholas 36 

Bringhurst, Edward 7 
Bromwich, Anthony, also George, Thomas, 

Ann and Elizabeth 71; 

Brown, John - - - - 51 

Bruce, William - 49 

Bubb, Anne and Thomas 56 
Bubb, Elizabeth, see Lindsay. 
Buck, James _____ ^2 

Buck, Elizabeth - 42, 43 

Buck, Mary and Mathew 42 



Cade, Elizabeth, Mary and Luke - 71 

Cadogan, Eliza - 77 

Cadogan, Rev. Hon. William Bromley 9, 85 
Caldwell, John and Susannah 61 

Caryll, John 22 

Castelnaut, Marquis of, see Caumont. 
Caumont, Elizabeth de, Marchioness de 

Cugnac 23, 24 

Caumont, Henry de, Marquis de Castel- 
naut - - 24 
Caumont, James de, Due de la Force - 24 
Caumont, Peter de, Marquis de Cugnac 24 
Cecil, Sir Robert - 2 
Chaloner, Edmund 43 
Chambers, Eliza - 1 5 
Chambers, Matilda - - - - 52 
Chambers, Robert I, 6, 21, 62, 78, 83 
Chamberlayne, Anne - - - - 82 
Chamberlayne, Edward - 80, 8 1, 82 
Chamberlayne, Edward (the younger) - 8 1 
Chamberlayne, Peregrine Clifford - - 8 1 
Chamberlayne, Susanna - - - 82 
Charlotte, Queen 7 
Chaucer, Geoffrey - - - - 36 
Cheyne, Charles, Lord, Viscount New- 
haven - 19,43,44,45 
Cheyne, Lady Jane - - 3, 19, 43, 44, 45 
Cheyne, Catherine, Elizabeth and William 

(children of Lord Cheyne) - 44 

Churchil, Andrew, Robert and Margaret 78 
Claremont, Isabel - - - - 52 
Clarkson, Abrahall, also Gilbert, John, 

Theodosia and William - - - 52 
Clifford, Richard 82 

Clifford, Susannah 80 

Clinton, Henry, Earl of Lincoln - - 2 
Coggs, Sarah - - - - - 10 
Collins, John, also Elizabeth and Sarah - 79 
Collins, Sarah and William - - 52 

Colvile, Richard - 30, 31 

Colvile, Sara - - - 29, 30, 31 



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56 
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:-i;e, also Joseph and 

Cooper. Henry - 

. R.' - - - - - 
Cr.it ford, Christopher- 
CMU ford, John - _ _ 

:v David - - 
ount - 

pin, Anne and Capt. Daniel] - 
i. r. 

.larquis de, see Caumont. 
CuUiford. Anne, and Capt. Richard - 



, Gregory Fiennes, Lord 10, 46, 47, 48 
Dacre, Anne, Lady ' 2, 46, 47, 48 

Damarr, Thomasin 27, 28 

Daniel, Capt. William - 51 

Daviet, Rev. R. H. 2,8,85 

Davis, Richard - 5 

Deacon, William - 1 1 

Denver, John - - 15 

Denyer, Martha - 15, 60 

Derby, William, Earl of, see Stanley. 
Dillon, the Hon. Conrad - - - J> 
Dodd, Benjamin - - 50 

Doody, Richard - - - 65 

Dowdall, Anna Maria - - 59 

Drake, Capt. Maurice - 9 

Drummond, Elizabeth, also George, 

George Hay, John and Marianne 41 

Dudley, John, Duke of Northumberland 

34. 37, 38 

Dudley, Ambrose, Earl of Warwick 37, 38 
Dudley, Catherine, see Huntingdon, 

Countess of. 

Dudley, Charles - 37 

Dudley, Guildford 37, 38 

Dudley, Harry (elder and younger) 37, 38 

Dudley, John, Lord Lisle and Earl of 

Warwick 37, 38 

Dudley, Mary, see Sidney. 
Dudley, Margaret, Kat'yn and Tcmperanes 37 
Dudley, Robert, Earl of Leicester 37, 38 

Durneld. Ann, also Samuel and Thomas 69 
Duffield, Samuel - - - - 68 



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Erasmus ~ 2 6 

Evans, Egerton, also Richard and Diana 76 
Eyre, Francis 66 

Eyre, Sarah 66 



Edward the Confessor - i 

l ; .d ward VI 16 

Edwards, Sydcnham Teast 5 1 

Eggleton, David - 1 1 

Elderton, John - - - 57 
Elers, Carew, also George, Peter, William 

and William Shrubb 40 

Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII - 18 

Hi/.abeth, Queen 16 

Ellsmere, Sloane - - 5, 85 

88 



10 

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II 

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Farquharson, Maj. Victor 
Faulkner, J. 
Faulkner, William 
Fielder, John 
Fiennes, Gregory, see Dacre. 
Firmin, Nathaniel and Mrs. - 59 

Fletcher (servant to Dr. Hamey) - 10 

Flight, B. I., also }. and Thomas 2 

de la Force, Marshal, see Caumont. 
Forrest, Samuel - 78 

Francis, William, also Honour and Eliza- 
beth - 68 
Franklin, Elizabeth and Thomas 58 
Frankling, Ester and Thomas 7 
Friend, Elizabeth, see Guilford. 
Friend, Roger 45 



Gaskell,John 69 

George, Mr. 55 

Gibbon, Gervase 28 
Gibbon, Grissel, sec Lawrence.' 

Gilbert, Samuel - 70 

Gilbert, Jane 70 

Glass, John 65 

Gorges, Arthur - 35- 36 

Gorges, LJame Mary 35 

Gorges, Sir Arthur - 2. --,. 34, 3^ 

Gough, Luke and Thomas 7 
Grandison, Lady Mary, see Gorges. 

Grandison, William, Lord 35 

Grey, Lady Jane 38 

Griffith, John Cory 41) 

Grove, Elizabeth 76 

Guildford, Sir Edward 37 

Guildford, Sir Richard 37 

Guildford, Lady Jane, see Northumber- 
land, Duchess of. 
Guilford, Anne, also Charles, Judeth and 

Richard 45 

Guilford, Abigail 45 

Guilford, Abigal 45 

Guilford, Elizabeth 45 

Gyles, |ohn and Rebecca 74 



Hallett, William - 1 1 

Hamey, Baldwin, M.D. - i, 5, 10, 22, 23 
Hamey, Baldwin, M.D. (the Elder) 22 

Hamilton, Alexander and Jennett - 46 

Harris, William - 80 



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I larrison, George II 

Hart, George and William 39 

1 l.iuhett, Charles 9 

I le.itly, David 50 

Henry VI] 1 8 

Henry VIII - 16, 21, 2, 

Hergest, John 70 

Hewitt, Henry IO, 32 

Hewitt, Margaret 32 

Hill, Hester and Thomas 53 

Hoblyn, Thomas 1 1 

Hodge, John 71 

Hodsden, Mary Ann 57 

Holbein, Hans 3 

Holl, Edward 14 

Holme, Randle - 6 

Horton, Catherine 54 

Hoskin, Capt. C. J. \\ . 9 

Howard, Edmund 6 

I lowcll, Sarah 72 

Howell, Jehu and Susanna 77 

Hungerford, Robert 16 

Hungerford, Thomas - -15,16,22 

Hungerford, Ursula - 15,16,22 
Huntingdon, Catherine, Countess of 34, 37, 38 

Huntingdon, Earl of 38 

Hunton, Samuel- 10 

Hurd, Thomas and Frederics 14 

Hutchins, John and Elizabeth 58, 59 

Hutchins, John - 59 

Hyde, Maria 19 



Innes, Sarah, see Eyre. 



Jacob, Stephen Wheeler and Mary 71 

James, Henry 39 

Janaway, Thomas 5 
Jennings, Jane, see Gilbert. 

Jervoise, F. H. T. 22 

Jervoise, Richard 1 6, 20, 21, 22 

Jervoise, Winifred 1 6, 22 

Johnson, Israel 1 1 

Jones, Ann and Thomas - 72 

Jousselin, William 10 



Kclry, Franses Arabella 
Kingsley, Rev. C. 



Lafield, Elizabeth and Charles 
Lambe, John Wells 
Larchin, Charles 
Lawrence, Mrs. Francis 



59 

- 8, 85 



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Lawrence, Dame Grissel - 28, 5^. ;d 

Lawrence, 1 lenry 55 

Lawrence, Sir John 25, 28, 29, 55, 56 

Lawrence, Sara, see Colvilt. 

Lawrence, Thomas 2, 29, 30, 31 

Leake, Joseph - 1 1 

Leaver, Elizabeth 59 

Leet, J. H. '8 

Leicester, Robt., Earl of, see Dudley. 

Lewer, Henry 2 

Lincoln, Earl of, see Clinton. 

Lindsay, Elizabeth 56 

Lindsay, Thomas 56 

Lisle, John, Lord, see Dudley. 

Littleton, Adam- I, 19, 45, 85 

Long, Catharine and Thomas 19 

Lowe, Humphry and Mary - 66 

Lowfeild, Ann and Thomas - - 49 

Lussan, Henry 54 

Luttrell, Sara, Francis and Narcissus 58 



McCannon, William - 64 

Madox, Oliver - 4 

Mahon, Catharine 40 

Mann, John, and family 74 

Mann, Richard - 2 

Marriott, Robert H 

Mary, Queen 16 

Mason, Elizabeth 66 

Massenger, William - 5, 84 
Mayerne, Elizabeth, see Caumont. 

Mayerne, Sir Theodore 24 

Milborne, Ann, also Christopher and 

Clayton 83 

Miles, William 39 

Millard, Richard II 

Miller, Charles and Philip 27, 62 

Milman, Sir Francis 39 

Milman, Sir William - 38, 39 

Milman, Lady 39 

Milman, J. D., C. D., and Frances 39 

Moncrieff, William 52 

More, Alicia and Joanna 26 

More, Margaret - 27 

More, Sir John - 25 

More, Sir Thomas - 2, 3, 24, 25, 26, 27, 48 

de Morgan, W. F. 31 

Morgan, Anne 12 

Morrell, Frances and Jane Dorrell 60 

Morris, Barbara and Benjamin 69 

Munden 76 



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56 Neild, Reginald John 



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William Duke "I 



\nn and John Christian '>f 

Newtham, Either and Richard - 65 

Northumberland, Jane, DncheM "' ^,36,37,38 
Northumberland, John, Duke of - 34, 37, 38 



Odd.im, Kli/abcth 65 

Oder, John 71 

Onghton, II. 1 1 

!. Jane and William - 67 



Mary and Capt. - 72 

Palmer, Alice - . 23 

Palmer, Ralph - 10, 22, 23 

Parkins 74 

Patterson, - - 64 
Paulet, William, Marquis of Winchester 2 

Pearsall, Rev. John 49 

Pennant, David, also John and Sara 03 

Perry, J. _ 8, u 

Peshall, Humphry 48 

Plowman, George 1 1 

Powell, Elizabeth and Henry 40, 41 

Price, John and Margaret 78, 79 

Price, Richard - 1 1 

Putland, Thomas 54 



Raper, Henry and Katharine - 46 

Rattray, David and Mary - 76 

Ray, Nicolas - - - 54 

Read, Edward and Mary 42 

Reid, Alexander, Frances and family 73 

Rhodes, Christopher and Joanna - 73 

Richards, Edward 8 

Richards, Hannah - 65 

Roberts, Lord, Baron of Truro 59 
Rogers, Elizabeth, see Buck. 

Rogers, Humphrey - 42 

Koper, Margaret 27 

Rose, Cornelius and Margaret 61 

Rowley, Margaret and Thomas - - 73 

Rush, Catherine and Mary - i^. 

Rush, Eloise, George, Henry, Honour, 

John and Montagu 1 

Rush, the Rev. John - ' 5 

Rush, Henrietta and Samuel _ _ 



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Sandes, I r-ula, .'/< tiungerford. 

Sande^ Sir William is 

S.nulcs, \\'illi.im. Lord 15, 16, 18, zi, 22 

Shalers, Thou - 5, 84 

Shoreditch, John 6 

Sidney, Sir Henry 3* 

Sidney, -Mary, Lady 38 

:e'y, Sir Philip 38 

Simmons, Edward II 

Simplin, Thomas - 1 1 

Skinner, Anne 17 

Sloane, Sir Hans- 5, 76, 77 

Sloane, Lady - 77 

Smith, Samuel -. 75 

Smith, Bartholomew and Mary 50 

Smith, Lucy 14 

S P"gg, John ' 82 

Squire, Mathew - 49 

Stafford, Ann and Hugh 20 

Stanley, Edward - 19 

Stanley, Ferdinand and Henrietta 32, 33 

Stanley, Sir Robert 32, 33, 34 

Stanley, Sarah 77 

Stanley, William, Earl of D^-rby - 33 

Stathum, Winifred, see Jervoise. 

Staunton, Edmund 32 

Stevens, 61 

Stewart, Elizabeth 27 

Stewart, Thomas 27,28 

Stickney, John and Hannah - 67 

Sturges, Rev. Charles - 13, 85 

Sutton, Samuel - 7z 

Sutton, Anna Maria Powel - 53 

Sutton, Capt. Dawly - 53 

Swindell, Ann and William - -69 



Tate, Robert _ 72 
Thomas, Francis - 60 
Thomas, Peter - 64 
Thompson, Elizabeth - 57 
Tibbetts, Elizabeth - - 68 
Tombleson, Thomas 8 
Tooley, Mary 65 
Trelawny, Sir Jonathan, Bishop of Win- 
chester _ _ 5 
Truro, Baron of, see Roberts. 
Tu,lloh, Anne and James - 68 
Tunstall, Cuthbert, Bishop of London 

and Durham - 25 

Tyndale, Jane - 27 



Verren, Thomas - - - - - 1 1 



Sackville, Anne, see Dacre. 

Salter, Lady 

Sandcs, Margery, Lady 

90 



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1 6, 1 8 Wakelin, Anne and Thomas 



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Warwick, K.irN of, <,-,- Dudley. 

\\'aver, Sir Henry and Cristine 6 

Weever, John 1 8, 26 

Wellesley, Hon. G. \ . - 15, 85 

Wheeler, J. J. _ll 

Whitney, Constance 29 

Wilson, Richard - 16 

Wilton, John 51 

Wilton, Joseph and Anne 14 

Winchester, Bishops of 13 



Winchester, Marquis of, see Paulet. 
Wood, Abigail, see Guilford. 
Woodcock, Robert - 
Woodville, Elizabeth - 
Woolley, John - - 
Worster, James - 
Wybarnd, John - - - 



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GORGES TOMB (44), FROM A DRAWING IN 
THE CHELSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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INSCRIPTION FROM THE TOMB OF 
ARTHUR GORGES (44) 



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PART OF MONUMENT TO THE DUCHESS 
OF NORTHUMBERLAND (45) 






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INSCRIPTION ON TOMB OF THE 
DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND (45) 



PLATE 63 




THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND 
AND HER DAUGHTERS (BRASS) 



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NORTHUMBERLAND MONUMENT, FROM A 
DRAWING IN THE COLLECTION OF SIR 
EDWARD COATES, BT. 



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TOMB) 



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TABLET TO SIR WILLIAM MILMAN (46) 



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PLATE 69 




TABLET TO HENRY & 
ELIZABETH POWELL (52) 



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IRON RAILING TO THE 
CHEYNE MONUMENT (57) 



PLATE 73 




MONUMENT TO LADY JANE CHEYNE (57) 



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RICHARD QUILFORD A-D- 709 



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HAMILTON TABLET (60) 



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PLATE 79 




MONUMENT TO LORD AND LADY DACRE (61) 



PLATE 80 




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DETAIL OF CENTRAL ARCH IN 
DACRE TOMB (61) 



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IRON RAILINGS TO THE 
DACRE TOMB (61) 



PLATE 83 



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COLLECTION OF SIR EDWARD COATES, BT. 



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PLATE 85 




TABLET TO HESTER HILL (82) 



PLATE 86 



CHELSEA OLD CHURCH 

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PLATE 87 




MONUMENTS TO TWO CURATORS 
OF THE PHYSIC GARDEN, WILLIAM 
ANDERSON (LEFT) AND PHILIP 
MILLER (RIGHT) 



PLATE 88 




MONUMENT TO SIR HANS SLOANE (166) 









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